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Art Institute of Chicago, S. Michigan Ave. at Adams Street, looking E
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Philanthropist Charles Hutchinson moved the Art Institute of Chicago to its present home in 1892, and the Michigan Avenue façade remains essentially unchanged. Innovative architect Frank Lloyd Wright derided it as "a stupid building with no countenance and elaborate flanks," but few shared that opinion; the Art Institute has proven an influential, enduring landmark.

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