These were all taken on opening day of the park at around Five PM. Overall, I love the park. The bandshell is typicall Gehry narcissism but the rest of the park is great, and the lawn with the speaker lattice above is superb. I'm sure Hizzonah is beaming right now.
Looking east across Michigan.
The face fountians by Plensa. The faces are of Chicagoans of various ethnic backgrounds.
And they spit.
The Kapoor sculpture. It's not supposed to have seams but it's not finished.
The Gehry bandshell.
I think the bandshell is pretty dorky but the lawn is great. The lattice above holds speakers, and gives the lawn a sense of enclosure.
Under the Kapoor. It's a real crowd pleaser.
The Gehry bridge.
I must say I'm pleased with the bridge, I expected a lot worse when I saw the drawings of it.
The path is circuitous but not overly protracted, and it serves a useful purpose by making the bridge ADA complaint.
The bandshell from the bridge.
The back of the bandshell.
Randolph street looking west from the park. With VIPs arriving by taxi.
Chicago's finest on a nerdmobile.
I don't know what they're doing ether.
A drum concert.
Yours truly. The guy with the Pearl bag is a friend of mine.
Looking West on Washington St.
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