Friday, June 3, 2011

Public Art along the Chicago Riverwalk



Chicago Riverwalk runs along the south bank of the Chicago River, extending from Lake Shore Drive to the Lake Street. As such it runs along the lower Wacker Drive.

Public Art along the Chicago Riverwalk includes ...

Civil Engineering Monument of the Millennium...
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago's "Wastewater System"; received this honor for being "One of the finest example of how civil engineering ingenuity shaped the development of society's quality of life in the 20th century "..
For more, click here ..

Riverwalk Gateway..
By Ellen Lanyon
Completed: 1998
Two 127-foot long walls with ceramic murals, with pictorial narrative of the history of Chicago city ...
For more on Riverwalk Gateway by Ellen Lanyon ... click here ...

Ruins - III
By - Nita Sunderland ...
1981-2004 .. Bronze and limestone ...
Ruins III, part of the Ruins series, was inspired by artist Nita Sunderland’s travels in Italy and England. It reflects her ongoing interest in parallels between medieval and contemporary society..
For more on Runis III by Nita Sunderland, click here ..

The Michigan Avenue bridge and the the bas relief sculptures on the bridgetower houses commemorating important events in Chicago history ..
Defense, Regeneration, The Pioneers, and The Discoverers..
By James Earle Fraser and Henry Hering..
Completed: 1928, Carved limestone
Location: Michigan Avenue Bridge
# For more on the relief sculptures.. click here..

Vietnam Veterans Memorial..
Also known as: Wabash Plaza
Construction completed: 2005
Designed by: Ross Barney & Jankowski Architects
Location: Wacker Drive at Wabash, The Loop 60601, Chicago
For more, click here ..

Irv Kupcinet Memorial..
Sculptor: Preston Jackson
Completed: 2006
Irv Kupcinet's hands are welcoming towards what was once the site of Chicago Sun Times building ... which was demolished and now in it's place stands the Trump Tower
For more on Irv Kupcinet Memorial .. click here ...

Heald Square Monument..
By - Lorado Taft
Completed: 1941
George Washington, Robert Morris and Hyam Salomon Memorial holding hands ..
Designated a Chicago Landmark: September 15, 1971 ..
For more on Heald Square Monument.. click here ...

# Chicago Riverwalk & Chicago River Esplanade..
# Public Art on the South Bank of Chicago Riverwalk..
# Chicago River Esplanade/DuSable Founders Way ...
# Public Art on the North Bank of Chicago River ..

2 comments:

Uienifer said...

I love this city.

Jyoti said...

@ Uienifer: So do I