27 Nov '15, 5pm

Artists fill the vaults of a dilapidated 1923 bank in Chicago with books and artwork https://t.co/hk7uWm5X8u #art #books

Artists fill the vaults of a dilapidated 1923 bank in Chicago with books and artwork https://t.co/hk7uWm5X8u #art #books

The initiative to restore the building had a grassroots approach-Gates acquired the funding through donations and by selling marble remnants from the site. Exemplifying the principles behind the theme of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, this former bank-turned-cultural center, opened this weekend, shows how dilapidating architecture can be redeemed through community engagement and arts. According to the non-profit, “the radically restored building will serve as a space for neighborhood residents to preserve, access, reimagine and share their heritage.”

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