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Harold Washington Library Center

Chicago, Ill.

Designed in 1991 by Hammond, Beeby, and Babka

photo by Carol M. Highsmith
Harold Washington Library Center

The American Institute of Architects and Harris Interactive selected the Harold Washington Library Center as one of America's Favorite Structures, based on interviews with AIA members and a poll of about 1,800 adults.

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