The park has been described as a modern town square; a dynamic lively gathering area situated in the city’s heart which attracts city residents and visitors alike. Situated in downtown Chicago the extensive park has made a name for itself as a premier hub for world-class music, art, landscape design and architecture. The park regularly features a diverse variety of significant cultural events and activities from classical music demonstrations provided by the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus and interactive art exhibitions to ice skating and open air dining.
One of the park’s most important features is the sensational Jay Pritzker Pavilion, which has been acclaimed as the most advanced open air concert arena of its nature in the whole of the United States. This venue was designed by one of the most acclaimed architects of our time, Frank Gehry.
The AT & T Plaza, a popular public place at the park contains the renowned Cloud Gate sculpture. This much-admired steel sculpture that towers three stories high is affectionately called ‘The Bean’ by locals for its characteristic shape. This magnificent artwork is the first creation by internationally recognized artist Anish Kapoor in the United States.
Another key attraction is the Crown Fountain, a unique contemporary creation. This amazing structure consists of two transparent glass towers with a black colored granite reflective pool positioned between them. Light-emitting diodes in the towers create digital videos on their inward faces.
Not to missed is the Lurie Garden, an attractive area of greenery which features bulbs, perennials, shrubs, trees and grasses. Amongst other attractions at the park are the BP Pedestrian Bridge and the Harris Theater, a prominent venue for small and medium scale performance groups.
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