Art Institute of Chicago Sues Engineers; Alleges Shoddy Craftsmanship

The Art Institute of Chicago is suing a London engineering firm, Ove Arup & Partners, for what it calls delays and shoddy engineering in its Modern Wing addition that opened last year.

According to the suit filed Tuesday in federal court, the museum faces $10 million in repairs and upgrades to the addition. Among the problems cited in the suit are cracks in concrete floors, condensation clouding the main vestibule glass and an air-conditioning system that can’t maintain a safe climate for artwork.

Via The Chicago Tribune.

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