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Saturday, January 26, 2013
Retro Saturday - Constructing Frank Gehry's Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park
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Since people have a lot better things to do on the weekend than spend it on the Internet, we're starting a new Retro Saturday series looking back to some of our original pieces.
This coming summer will be the 9th anniversary of the opening of Frank Gehry's Pritzker Pavilion. Millennium Park has become such an integral park of Chicago, it's easy to forget what an amazing transformation it represented.
Back in 2004, we wrote a series of pieces on the Park, and on all its major attractions - the Pritzker, the Crown Fountain, Cloud Gate a/k/a Da Bean, from construction to completion. All profusely illustrated with photographs.