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Old November 26th, 2007, 12:08 AM   #1
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Face on Crown Fountain

You all know of the two tower fountains at Millennium Park with the faces on them.

Is it possible to put your own face on the fountains???
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Old November 26th, 2007, 12:11 AM   #2
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I don't think so. I remember reading the artist took pictures of 1000 Chicagoans. I'm sure it would be up to the artist to change them.
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Old November 26th, 2007, 12:36 AM   #3
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Old November 26th, 2007, 02:12 AM   #4
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a mix of faces representing the diversity of chicago were programmed before the fountain openned. i realize they can change things for special occasions, but those main faces, I believe, are still going strong the majority of time.
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Old November 26th, 2007, 05:37 AM   #5
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Even though I like the local faces displayed does anyone hope that some day they may try to throw a ring in it and put some other differant displays or themes (non-commerial of course)? Not that I don't like what is they have going on now or would want to see it completely scrapped but I think it could use some more variety as the faces get a bit redundant. Not to mention very few people are worth looking at for extending periods on a 60 ft. image.
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Old November 26th, 2007, 01:09 PM   #6
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Even though I like the local faces displayed does anyone hope that some day they may try to throw a ring in it and put some other differant displays or themes (non-commerial of course)? Not that I don't like what is they have going on now or would want to see it completely scrapped but I think it could use some more variety as the faces get a bit redundant. Not to mention very few people are worth looking at for extending periods on a 60 ft. image.
with Donald Rumsfeld at the top of that list.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 04:55 AM   #7
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I love that fountain. I assume that image of RUmsfeld is photoshopped but love him or hate him, he is part of Chicago's legacy to the country (along with Al Capone and the 1919 Black Sox). I think it would actually be extremely cool to mix a few (or a lot) of Chicago associated celebrities among the phots. Imagine Frank Lloyd Wright, Adlai Stevenson, John Belushi, Mayor Daley I, Ernest Hemingway, Bill Murray, Studs Terkel, Sol Bellow, Vince Vaughn, Ernie Banks, Rex Grossman, etc. mixed with the everyday Chicagoans already represented. (Those folks no longer among the living could have their images computer generated.) How cool would that be?
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Old November 28th, 2007, 05:08 PM   #8
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They do more than just faces these days. I saw a waterfall displayed within the last couple weeks.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 10:51 PM   #9
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Somehow, Donald Rumsfeld got his image on the fountain. It even spits blood.
Haahhaah
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Old November 29th, 2007, 12:36 AM   #10
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I love that fountain. I assume that image of RUmsfeld is photoshopped but love him or hate him, he is part of Chicago's legacy to the country (along with Al Capone and the 1919 Black Sox). I think it would actually be extremely cool to mix a few (or a lot) of Chicago associated celebrities among the phots. Imagine Frank Lloyd Wright, Adlai Stevenson, John Belushi, Mayor Daley I, Ernest Hemingway, Bill Murray, Studs Terkel, Sol Bellow, Vince Vaughn, Ernie Banks, Rex Grossman, etc. mixed with the everyday Chicagoans already represented. (Those folks no longer among the living could have their images computer generated.) How cool would that be?
To be honest with you I am glad that they didn't go the celeb route. For me it's like looking into the melting pot that is Chicago. White, Black Hispanic Asian and the Kitchen Sink. Chicago has always been about da neighborhoods. Making it a Celeb thing or even a historical piece would have diminished the project IMO. Although I am waiting for Daley to propose selling 30 sec ad spots to raise money for the budget deficits.
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Old November 30th, 2007, 12:03 AM   #11
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To be honest with you I am glad that they didn't go the celeb route. For me it's like looking into the melting pot that is Chicago. White, Black Hispanic Asian and the Kitchen Sink. Chicago has always been about da neighborhoods. Making it a Celeb thing or even a historical piece would have diminished the project IMO. Although I am waiting for Daley to propose selling 30 sec ad spots to raise money for the budget deficits.
Don't get me wrong. I wouldn't like to see the current faces replaced, just add some of the better known ones to give a sense of history to the fountain as well. The celebs that Chicago has produced and there are a lot of them when you think about it are part of the fabric of the city as well. I might like a ratio of 5% recognisable faces, 5% less known but still important Chicagoans (Milton Friedman or some of the other Chicago Nobelists for example) and 90% just folks. I think the shock of recognition of an occasional known face on the fountain would add even more to the experience. Just a thought. But like I said before, I really like the fountain.
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Old December 1st, 2007, 08:31 AM   #12
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Suggested list of additions to the pictures on the fountain... famous, infamous, important, and fictional:

Jane Addams
Nelson Algren
Muhammed Ali
Sol Alinsky
Alan Arkin
Dusty Baker
Two Ton Baker
Ernie Banks
Seve Bartman
Paddy Bauler
L. Frank Baum
Sol Bellow
Jim Belushi
John Belushi
Jack Benny
Shelly Berman
Blackhawk
Elwood Blues
Bozo
Jack Brickhouse
Ferris Bueller
Gwendolyn Brooks
Al and Peg Bundy
Daniel Burnham
Dick Butkus
Paul Butterfield
Mother Cabrini
Harry Caray
Steve Carell
Anton Cermack
Al Capone
Subrahmayan Chandresekhar
Hilary Clinton
Steven Colbert
Sam Cooke
Common
Billy Corgan
Bathhouse John Coughlin
Joan Cusak
John Cusak
Richard J. Daley
Clarence Darrow
John Dillinger
Walt Disney
Mike Ditka
Steven Douglas
Micheal Clarke Duncan
Jean Baptist DuSable
Roger Ebert
Minna Everleigh
James T. Farrell
John Favreau
Enrico Fermi
Tina Fey
Micheal Flatley
Marshall Field
Milton Friedman
Benny Goodman
Steve Goodman
Red Grange
Rex Grossman
Ozzie Guillen
Buddy Guy
George Halas
Herbie Hancock
Ben Hecht
Hugh Hefner
Ernest Hemingway
Julius Hoffman
Bobby Hull
Jesse Jackson
Helmut Jahn
Micheal Jordan
R. Kelly
Harvey Korman
Gene Krupa
Kukla, Fran, and Ollie
Irv Kupcinet
Hinky Dink Kenna
Anne Landers
Ramsey Lewis
Abraham Lincoln
Bernie Mac
Jim MacMahon
Bill Mauldin
Magic Sam
John Malkovich
David Mamet
Joe Mantegna
Jacques Marquette
Jenny McCarthy
Cyrus McCormack
Francis McDormand
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Stan Mikita
Minnie Minoso
Bugs Moran
Elijah Muhammed
Bill Murray
Bob Newhart
Barak Obama
Potter Palmer
Walter Payton
Refrigerator Perry
Jeremy Piven
George Pullman
Lou Rawls
Mike Royko
Donald Rumsfeld
Bobby Rush
Pat Sajak
Carl Sandburg
Ron Santo
Gale Sayers
Billy Sianis
Gary Sinese
Shel Silverstein
Gene Siskel
Lovey Smith
Sammy Sosa
Jerry Springer
Amos Alonzo Stagg
MAvis Staples
Adlai Stevenson
Win Strake
W. Clement Stone
Cap Streeter
Louis Sullivan
Mr. T
Loredo Taft
Studs Terkel
Big Bill Thompson
Dorothy Tillman
Charlie Trotter
Brian Urlacher
Vince Vaughn
Bill Veek
Ed Vrdolyak
Dwayne Wade
Harold Washington
Kanye West
Muddy Waters
Billy Williams
Oprah Winfrey
Howling Wolf
Kerry Wood
Frank Lloyd Wright
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 01:07 AM   #13
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Might be tough to shoot good video of most of those folks.

We don't even know what DuSable looked like.
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 03:22 AM   #14
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Might be tough to shoot good video of most of those folks.

We don't even know what DuSable looked like.


Might have to use CGI to make a lot of the images. But don't you think it might be a great way to get folks interested in Chicago history.
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 04:16 AM   #15
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Do you have that hanging on the wall between the photographs of Jesus and Sacagawea?

Though we have artists' impressions, we have no actual images of DuSable.

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Old December 3rd, 2007, 07:10 AM   #16
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Saddam Hussein's picture showed up once.
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