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Salk Institute designed by Louis Kahn, 1965, La Jolla, California. Sited on a bluff above the Pacific Ocean, the Salk Institute is a masterpiece of poured concrete construction. Despite a major expansion to the complex in the 1990s, the iconic view of the courtyard, with its water sluice flanked by two identical six-story buildings, remains unaltered. Photo: 2011, Gail Ostergren, GCI.