Saturday, September 8, 2007

Millennium Park [Crown Fountain - by Jaume Plensa]

Crown Fountain - by Jaume Plensa
Location: Millennium Park

The "Crown Fountain" is designed by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa. The fountain consists of two 50-foot glass block towers at each end of a shallow reflecting pool. The towers project video images from a broad social spectrum of Chicago citizens. The fountain is a modern interpretation of the traditional gargoyles in fountains, where faces of mythological beings were sculpted with open mouths to allow water, a symbol of life, to flow out..

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