Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Best Downtown Trip

On my last day in Chicago I went downtown to check on everything and visited Chicago's new "Millenium Park" (which opened in 2004) for the first time ever.

Chicago now has it's own Frank Gehry situation going on with this bridge and bandshell.

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The park's giant shiny bean (also known as "the reason I wanted to go to the park in the first place") was all covered up for some reason, like to ruin my trip, I think.

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This fountain didn't look interesting enough to make me want to walk over and check it out.

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But these fountains were another story altogether . . .

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1 comment:

Maggie said...

Brigham,
At the price of losing my anonymity as a regular reader of Steady Mobbin' (what can I say, there's a link off Kristen's page), the Bean has been covered all winter for them to buff the seams out of the metal. Last summer when it opened, it was shiny, but the welding seams on the surface were visible. Supposedly those are all being buffed out so that it will appear as one completely smooth and reflective surface. I believe the target for uncovering it is Memorial Day, but in the city of Chicago, you never know when anything will really be done.
-Maggie