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January 11, 2016

Chicago Architectural Biennial Attracts More than Double the Attendees of Venice Architectural Biennale

The organizers of the inaugural Chicago Architectural Biennial announced this week that the Biennial drew a total of 530,551 visitors to the main sites and dozens of offsite events throughout the city. The Chicago totals far exceed those of the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, which counted 228,000 visitors.

In 2013, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the city's first Cultural Plan in over 25 years and the impact of the Plan, facilitated by Lord Cultural Resources and led by DCASE has been unprecedented. The implementation of Chicago Architecture Biennial was one of Lord' key recommendations of the Chicago Cultural Plan and we are delighted to see its great success.Read an article in dezeen.com and press release.