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Artist Purchased An Abandoned Bank At $1 And Converted Shockingly

In 2012, Theaster Gates, an artist purchased an abandonded bank in South Side, Chicago. The bank was entitled to his name at $1. Theaster implied his artistic and creative architect skills to convert the damaged bank as magnificient hub for pleasure activities.

Artist Purchased An Abandoned Bank At $1 And Converted Shockingly

Artist Purchased An Abandoned Bank At $1 And Converted Shockingly

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Bank rebuild by Theaster Gates

Bank rebuild by Theaster Gates

Gates raised $3.7 million to modify the building into an music venue, art gallery, archive, community center, bar and library. Theaster's main motive behind rebuilding the bank was to revive the art and culture in neighbouring region.

Spot for luxuries under one roof

Spot for luxuries under one roof

Currently the Stony Island Bank in Chicago allows visitors to enjoy the urbanized facilities provided at the leisure museum, where you can even party if your flights cancel.

An unbelievable example of architectural creativity

An unbelievable example of architectural creativity

Stony Island Arts Bank remained abandoned for over 30 years. Until Theaster changed its look in 2012.

Travelers visiting Chicago must plan a visit to the Arts Bank to explore Gate's creativity.

Travelers visiting Chicago must plan a visit to the Arts Bank to explore Gate's creativity.

Stony Island Arts Bank includes a huge library that stocks wide category of books written by world's renowned writers.

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