Tag: millenniumpark

Building an Icon: Construction Photographs of Millennium Park at the Harold Washington Library

by Jared Weiss Cloud Gate, computer rendering of proposed sculpture, ca. 1999 Ever wonder how “The Bean” (colloquialism for Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate) was built? An exhibit at the Harold Washington Library divulges not only into photographs of it’s construction but also many other Millenium Park Attractions; among them Jaume Plensa’s Crown Fountain (you know,... Read more »

Dawoud Bey on Crown Fountain and New Burnham Pavilions

Crown Fountain, Jaume Plensa, Millennium Park It is finally really feeling like summertime here in Chicago. As I so often do when the weather gets warm I took a stroll over to the Crown Fountain while I was downtown on other business. I figured that today would be the kind of day that the fountain... Read more »