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Obama picks Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects for Chicago presidential library

Obama picks Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects for Chicago presidential library

To design his presidential library, Barack Obama has chosen a pair of New York architects whose cool, precise style in some ways mirrors his own.

The Barack Obama Foundation announced today that Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, a firm best known for the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia and the recently demolished American Folk Art Museum in New York, had prevailed in a design competition for the library, which is expected to open in 2021.

TWBTA will work with the Chicago firm Interactive Design Architects, headed...

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