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Old November 28th, 2010, 11:33 AM   #1181
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Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Frank Gehry applied his signature style to this 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.







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BP Bridge

Connecting Millennium Park to Daley Bicentennial Plaza, this 925-foot-long winding bridge, Frank Gehry's first, provides great views of the Chicago skyline, Grant Park and Lake Michigan. Clad in brushed stainless steel panels, the BP bridge complements the Pritzker Pavilion in function as well as design by creating an acoustic barrier from the traffic noise below. It also has a 5% slope to allow easy access for people who are physically challenged.







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GRANT PARK & SURROUND


Adjoing Millennium Park is Grant Park, which hosts many summer festivals including the Taste of Chicago. It is also home to Museum Campus, the Art Institute of Chicago and the ornate 1927 Buckingham Fountain.





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Seen from Grant Park are prominent Chicago landmarks, such as Field Museum




Soldier Field




Shedd Aquarium

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Chicago's signature foods including deep dish pizza star during the nearly two-week long Taste of Chicago. Musical entertainers, a carnival with rides, and cooking demonstrations entertain at the sprawling Grant ark event.







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THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

Guarded by iconic lions, and up a flight of grand stone steps is the Midwest's largest, and one of USA's best art museums. Housed in a massive Beaux Arts edifice that was expanded in 2009, the Institute has some 260,000 works from around the globe, and is famous for its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works and touring shows.









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Great photos inside the Art Institute. I'm glad no one stopped you from taking photographs.
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Taking photos is allowed inside the Art Institute. I did not see any exhibit where photography is prohibited.
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