Discover the Frank Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion, the most sophisticated outdoor concert venue of its kind in the United States.See yourself and a reflection of the cityskyline in artist Anish Kapoor’s interactivesculpture that sits in the center of the Park. Become a kid again when you stand in front of artist Jaume Plensa’s 50-foot glass block towers of flowing water that project the video images of 1,000 different Chicagoans.
One of the largest fountains in the world,the Buckingham Fountain measures85m/280ft in diameter. It features 134 jetspowered by 3 pumps.The fountains hourly 20 minute waterdisplay starts with small sprays. While thebasins are filled more and more jets areactivated until it reaches its climax whenthe central jet pushes water up to a heightof 46m/150ft. The animation is best seenat dusk - after 8 pm - when it isaccompanied with music and beautifullyanimated with a now computerizedchoreography of color spotlights.
The Museum has over 2,000exhibits, displayed in 75 majorhalls
Willis Tower (formerly named, and still commonlyreferred to as Sears Tower) is a 108-story, 1451-foot (442 m) skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. At thetime of its completion in 1974, it was the tallestbuilding in the world, surpassing the World TradeCenter towers in New York, and it held this rank fornearly 25 years. The Willis Tower is the tallestbuilding in the United States and the fifth-tallestfreestanding structure in the world, as well as thefifth tallest building in the world to the roof.
The Art Institute of Chicago,founded in 1879 as both amuseum and school, first stoodon the southwest corner of Stateand Monroe Streets. It openedon its present site at MichiganAvenue and Adams Street in1893. Built on rubble from the1871 Chicago fire, the museumhoused a collection of plastercasts and had a visionarypurpose: to acquire and exhibitart of all kinds and to conductprograms of education. Thecollection now encompassesmore than 5,000 years of humanexpression from cultures aroundthe world, and the schoolsgraduate program is continuallyranked as one of the best in thecountry. Within the next decade,a new complex will continue thisprocess of growth.
The Trump International Hotel and Tower,also known as Trump Tower Chicago andlocally as the Trump Tower, is askyscraper condo-hotel in downtownChicago, Illinois. The building, named afterreal estate developer Donald Trump, wasdesigned by architect Adrian Smith ofSkidmore, Owings and Merrill. Bovis LendLease built the 98-story structure, whichreached a height of 1,389 feet (423 m)including its spire, its roof topping out at1,170 feet (360 m). It is adjacent to themain branch of the Chicago River, with aview of the entry to Lake Michigan beyonda series of bridges over the river. Thebuilding received publicity when the winnerof the first season of The Apprenticetelevision show, Bill Rancic, chose tomanage the construction of the tower.
Aqua is an 86-story mixed-use residential skyscraper in the Lakeshore East development in downtown Chicago designed in the Postmodern architectural style. Designed by a team led by Jeanne Gang, the building is the tallest in the world to have a woman as lead architect, at 859 ft (262 m). It includes one level of parking below ground..The buildings eight-story, 140,000 sq ft (13,000 m2) base istopped by a 82,550 sq ft (7,669 m2) terrace with gardens,gazebos, pools, hot tubs, a walking/running track and a firepit. Each floor will cover approximately 16,000 sq ft (1,500m2). The Aqua was named the Emporis Skyscraper Award2009 skyscraper of the year and was shortlisted in 2010 forthe biannual International Highrise Award
The John Hancock Tower, officiallynamed Hancock Place andcolloquially known as TheHancock, is a 60-story, 790-foot(241 m) skyscraper in Boston. Thetower, the tallest in the city, wasdesigned by Henry N. Cobb of thefirm now known as Pei Cobb Freed& Partners and was completed in1976. In 1977, the AmericanInstitute of Architects presented thefirm with a National Honor Awardfor the building and in 2011conferred on it the AIA Twenty-fiveYear Award. It has been the tallestbuilding in Boston for more than 30years, and is the tallest building inNew England, as well as the 198thtallest building in the world.
Discover the exciting diversity of Chicago architecture onthis wide-ranging odyssey that traces the city’sdevelopment from its founding to the very present. Thisbus tour covers 30 miles of Chicago design, with a routethat covers the Loop, Hyde Park, the Gold Coast, theLakefront, two university campuses, and several parks andresidential neighborhoods. Stops include the Rookery indowntown Chicago, Mies van der Rohe’s IIT campus andthe Robie House in Hyde Park. (Interior tour provided bythe Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust.)
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