Friday, November 04, 2005

A New View

Time to start putting up some Chicago pictures. This is one of Chicago's newest attractions. 'Cloud Gate' is a sculpture by Anish Kapoor which is situated in the new 25 acre Millenium Park. The park was built over an old railway yard as part of Grant Park. I was very lucky to watch as this project came to fruition. I worked only a few blocks away for a while and spent occasional lunches checking out the job site. The project includes a theatre for music & dance, a bandshell by Frank Gehry, a large urban garden, a bridge, a plaza for festivities, underground parking, a bike storage facility, a restaurant, ice rink, an interactive fountain, a memorial, and the 'Cloud Gate' sculpture. It is directly across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and a link to it will be built in the future.