A WALK IN THE PARK ~ Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park ~ Frank Gehry, Architect

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Frank Gehry, winner of the National Medal of Art and the designer of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and BP Bridge, applied his signature style to Millennium Park’s revolutionary outdoor concert venue.

The Pavilion stands 120-feet high, with a billowing headdress of brushed stainless steel ribbons that frame the stage opening and connect to an overhead trellis of crisscrossing steel pipes. The trellis supports the sound system, which spans the 4,000 fixed seats and the Great Lawn, which accommodates an additional 7,000 people.

This state-of-the-art sound system, the first of its kind in the country, was designed to mimic the acoustics of an indoor concert hall by distributing enhanced sound equally over both the fixed seats and the lawn.

The Jay Pritzker Pavilion is home to the Grant Park Music Festival and other free concerts and events.

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Comments (57)

Diane MP on August 1, 2013

Magnificent, Marlene! LIKE. How lucky you are to live in Chicago.

ALLWO - I LIKE PANOR… on August 1, 2013

. Glückwunsch Marlene - Dein wundervoller Ausschnitt gefällt mir sehr gut - Beste Grüße und L 37 vom Wolfgang

Impressive construction! Like! Greetings Nikos

Enrico Pighetti on August 2, 2013

Like e Ys. Mi piace molto questo dettaglio, Marlene. Ottima interpretazione di fotografia archiettonica. Complimenti

Rosalyn Hilborne on August 2, 2013

A good shot and thanks for the information. Like.

greetings, Rosa.

~Marlene~ on August 2, 2013

Diane... Wolfgang... Nikos... Enrico... and... Rosa...

My thanks to each of you for the great comments and the Likes. Both are much appreciated! Special thanks, Enrico, for the lovely Y*. I am very honored!

Best wishes, Marlene

Ijaz Ahmad Mughal on August 3, 2013

Beautiful structure well captured ,,Like!..,,Best greetings from Ijaz Ahmad

Rainer Kaelcke on August 4, 2013

very well done- a great picture of a stunnung architecture - YSL. fotofax

~Marlene~ on August 5, 2013

Ahmad... and... fotofax...

Thank you both so much for the kind words and the Likes. with extra thanks, ff, for the special Y*. I appreciate it all very much!

Best wishes, Marlene

~Marlene~ on August 6, 2013

Many thanks, pistula1, for the nice comment and your visit. Both are much appreciated!

Best wishes, Marlene

Богдан Ярославоч on August 15, 2013

Nice photo like favorite

~Marlene~ on August 16, 2013

Thank you very much, Lemonia, for the nice comment and your visit. I'm honored by the Y*!

Best wishes, Marlene

Bach Quatre on August 25, 2013

Beautiful photo. Like.

Greetings, Ernesto.

mfp on August 25, 2013

Fantastic architecture and beautiful capture Marlene.
Like 44

Best wishes, Florian

~Marlene~ on August 26, 2013

Ernesto... and... Florian...

I thank you both again for the very nice comments and the Likes. I appreciate it very much!

Best wishes, Marlene

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on August 31, 2013

Great photo of modern architecture!--like 45--AnaM

~Marlene~ on September 1, 2013

Thank you again, AnaM, for the kind words and the Like. Both are much appreciated!

Best wishes, Marlene

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    by ~Marlene~
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