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Architect Louis Kahn used wood elements as a counterpoint to his monolithic concrete walls in the institute’s original buildings. Even the sturdy concrete walls of the 1960s-era structure have needed some repair. Photos courtesy of Salk Institute

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The project of reviving the Salk Institute — the structure completed in 1965 on a canyon near the La Jolla cliffs — goes on much like any other major project in its labs. The process is methodical, scientific and well thought-out.

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