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The Chicago Architecture Biennial Offers Thrilling, Eclectic Overview

While discussing her firm's conceptual design for a revamped, community friendly police station, on display now at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, architect Jeanne Gang spoke about the power of designers to enact change and make a difference. Her firm built on that idea with an in-depth look at both the history of police station design and a correspondingly focused solution. It was one of the stronger exhibits at the architecture celebration that just opened last weekend and runs through January 3. It was also one of the most grounded submissions, and not just because of its weighty subject; in a hall with many speculative projects, it stood out.

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