Millennium Park draws visitors into downtown Chicago

by Ken McEwen, Ken McEwen Public Relations

At yesterday’s City Garden presentation, one of the first examples of city centre revitalisation presented by Charles Landry, author of City Making and Creative City, was the Millennium Park in Chicago.

Having relatives in Chicago, it’s a place we always make a point of going when we are visiting. For us, the highlight is the Morning Cloud sculpture, which is known in Chicago as “the Bean” because of its shape. It reflects the architecture of the city around and helps you appreciate the art in the design.

How great would it be to have something similar reflecting the granite heritage of the Granite City?

Anyway, as something a little different, I shall let the pictures of Millennium Park speak for themselves. But do note how this underutilised area of land in downtown Chicago has been turned into a vibrant and attractive visitor attraction and civic space.

Millennium Park Chicago

Millennium Park Chicago

Millennium Park Chicago

Millennium Park Chicago

Millennium Park Chicago

Millennium Park Chicago (11)

The Bean, Millennium Park Chicago

The Bean, Millennium Park Chicago (1)

The Bean, Millennium Park Chicago

Millennium Park Chicago

Millennium Park Chicago

Millennium Park Chicago
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