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Getty team launches conservation study of Kahn's Salk Institute
Getty team launches conservation study of Kahn's Salk Institute

The Getty Conservation Institute has announced that it is partnering with the Salk Institute in La Jolla to preserve a pillar of mid-20th century Modern architecture. The Salk Institute for Biological Studies was completed in 1965, the collaboration of polio vaccine developer Jonas Salk and architect Louis I. Kahn. Due to its position on a scenic bluff above the Pacific Ocean, the concrete and teak building is subject to the punishing rigors of a marine environment. Of particular interest is the approach that conservationists will take to care for the teak "window walls" for which the structure is known. Their findings will be shared with the preservation community at...

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