Chicago's newest attraction at the Northwest corner of Grant Park. Bounded by Michigan Avenue, Columbus Drive, Randolph Street and Monroe Street, this 24.5 acre park provides residents and visitors the opportunity to stroll through land-scaped gardens, enjoy indoor and outdoor performances, dine al fresco and even ice skate in the winter.
Chicago's Millennium Park officially opened July 16, 2004.
This replica of architect Edward Bennett's 1917 peristyle, a semi-circular row of Doric columns that was torn down in 1953, overlooks Wrigley Square, a tree-lined green space.
The three-block-long, tree-lined event space will hold book fairs, ethnic festivals and exhibitions.
AT&T Plaza and Cloud Gate sculpture
Sixty feet long and 30 feet high, artist Anish Kapoor's 110-ton work was constructed of stainless steel plates and reflects the city's ever-changing sky.
Ice Rink at McCormick Tribune Plaza
Open November to March for skating. Year-round restaurant is next door.
Designed by Barcelona artist Jaume Plensa, two 50-foot-high glass block towers project the faces of 1,000 Chicagoans. Water gushes from their mouths into a shallow reflecting pool.
Harris Theater for Music and Dance
The 1,500 seat theater, situated underground, has hosted more than 50 diverse companies and 200 performances and serves as the backstage facilities of the Pritzker Pavilion during the summer months.
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Designed by Frank Gehry, the performance shell is a curling ribbon of stainless steel. The The sophisticated sound system, with speakers suspended from a curving trellis of steel poles, mimics that of an indoor concert hall. With total seating for 11,000, this will be the permanent home of the Grant Park Music Festival, which offers free summer concerts.
BP Pedestrian Bridge
Also designed by Frank Gehry, the serpentine footbridge is clad in stainless steel plates and leads from the music pavilion over Columbus Drive to the lake side of Grant Park.
Designed by the team of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd., Piet Oudolf and Robert Israel, this perennial garden includes more than 250 varieties of plants alongside a boardwalk and stream.