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Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Possibilities: A rather whacky view
In the late 1980s, the Oriental Institute faculty voted to retrofit the Institute's building with climate control, which was desperately needed for the sake of the artifacts it housed. While it took until 1994 for the University of Chicago to approve the project, it did indeed go ahead. Below is a link to an unimaginably grand building, sort of a Ratner Center on University Street:
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