A Guided Tour of Renzo Piano’s Art Institute Plans

A nice little sneak peek we caught the other day over at the Chicago Tribune, showing off starchitect Renzo Piano‘s plans for the Art Institute of Chicago‘s new wing, which is set to open next May. But not only does the video tour with Piano himself serve as a good feature for you architecture buffs, it also serves a purpose by giving we Chicagoans a link to send to our friends visiting from out of town who ask why the hell the biggest, most famous art museum in the city has had all of its most famous pieces moved out of it. The reason, we will tell them, is because of Renzo and his hard-hatted pals: