Chicago's Millennium Park with Frank Gehry's Pavilion Photos

Millennium Park was Chicago's gift to itself for the end of the Millennium. The centerpiece is the Jay Pritzker Pavilion (2001) by Frank Gehry, an open air concert venue with 4,000 seats & a Great Lawn for 7000 under a trellis supporting a sound system. Crown Fountain by Jaume Plensa has two 50-foot glass block towers at ends of wading pool upon which are projected faces of Chicago. Another popular feature is the mirrored Cloud Gate sculpture by Anish Kapoor which reflects the surrounding park & buildings.

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Gehry's Jay Pritzker Pavilion & Millennium Park from above tucked between Michigan Av., Randolph St. & waterfront. Chicago, IL.Skyscrapers along Michigan Av. seen through the trellis over the Great Lawn seating area for Gehry's Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Skyscrapers along Michigan Av. & Randolph St. seen through latticework trellis covering of lawn seating area for Gehry's Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park consists of open air concert venue with 4,000 seats & the trellis which supports a sound system over the Great Lawn which accommodates an additional 7,000 listeners. Chicago, IL.
Gehry's Jay Pritzker Pavilion & Millennium Park from above tucked between Michigan Av., Randolph St. & waterfront. Chicago, IL.Skyscrapers along Michigan Av. seen through the trellis over the Great Lawn seating area for Gehry's Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Skyscrapers along Michigan Av. & Randolph St. seen through latticework trellis covering of lawn seating area for Gehry's Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Jay Pritzker Pavilion (2001) in Millennium Park consists of open air concert venue with 4,000 seats & the trellis which supports a sound system over the Great Lawn which accommodates an additional 7,000 listeners. Chicago, IL. Architect: Frank Gehry.
Smurfit-Stone Building seen through latticework covering of lawn seating area for Gehry's Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Headdress details of Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Gehry's headdress of brushed stainless steel ribbons frames the stage of Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Stage of Gehry's Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.
Smurfit-Stone Building seen through latticework covering of lawn seating area for Gehry's Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Headdress details of Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Gehry's headdress of brushed stainless steel ribbons frames the stage of Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Stage of Gehry's Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.
Pritzker Pavilion involves audience on Great Lawn by overhead sound system on trellis & by expanding the outdoor concert stage with a freeform metal skin in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Gardens of Millennium Park & Pritzker Pavilion. Chicago, IL.Stainless steel details of headdress of Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Stainless steel wings of Pritzker Pavilion stage in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.
Pritzker Pavilion involves audience on Great Lawn by overhead sound system on trellis & by expanding the outdoor concert stage with a freeform metal skin in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Gardens of Millennium Park & Pritzker Pavilion. Chicago, IL.Stainless steel details of headdress of Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Stainless steel wings of Pritzker Pavilion stage in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.
Freeform details of Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Aerial view of Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Footbridge across Lake Shore Drive connecting Millennium Park to Lakefront. Chicago, IL.Approach to Gehry's footbridge in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.
Freeform details of Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Aerial view of Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Footbridge across Lake Shore Drive connecting Millennium Park to Lakefront. Chicago, IL. Architect: Frank Gehry.Approach to Gehry's footbridge in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.
Freeform brushed stainless steel panels skin of Gehry's footbridge in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park mirrors back Chicago's skyline, visitors & the sun. Chicago, IL.Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor with its mirror-polished stainless steel surface is a popular attraction in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park mirrors an ever-changing image. Chicago, IL.
Freeform brushed stainless steel panels skin of Gehry's footbridge in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park mirrors back Chicago's skyline, visitors & the sun. Chicago, IL.Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor with its mirror-polished stainless steel surface is a popular attraction in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park mirrors an ever-changing image. Chicago, IL.
Cloud Gate provides a 12-foot-high arch through the 66-feet long by 33-feet high reflective sculpture in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.The concave underside surface of Cloud Gate in Millennium Park reflect people under the arch. Chicago, IL.Photographer & friend take self portrait with city reflected off Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Crown Fountain by Jaume Plensa has two 50-foot glass block towers at ends of wading pool upon which are projected faces of Chicago citizens in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.
Cloud Gate provides a 12-foot-high arch through the 66-feet long by 33-feet high reflective sculpture in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.The concave underside surface of Cloud Gate in Millennium Park reflect people under the arch. Chicago, IL.Photographer & friend take self portrait with city reflected off Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.Crown Fountain by Jaume Plensa has two 50-foot glass block towers at ends of wading pool upon which are projected faces of Chicago citizens in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.
Crown Fountain tower face occasionally spits a stream of water on waders in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.At times the towers of Crown Fountain in Millennium Park turn into waterfalls. Chicago, IL.Crown Fountain tower in Millennium Park seen against surrounding skyscrapers. Chicago, IL.A thousand photos of faces from all ethnic groups are projected sequentially on the Crown Fountain Towers which contain arrays of LED screens in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.
Crown Fountain tower face occasionally spits a stream of water on waders in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.At times the towers of Crown Fountain in Millennium Park turn into waterfalls. Chicago, IL.Crown Fountain tower in Millennium Park seen against surrounding skyscrapers. Chicago, IL.A thousand photos of faces from all ethnic groups are projected sequentially on the Crown Fountain Towers which contain arrays of LED screens in Millennium Park. Chicago, IL.

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