Sunday, June 6, 2010

AIC: East Gardens







Art Institute of Chicago [AIC] - East Gardens..
The exterior of the AIC building features new landscaping by Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd. along Monroe Street and Columbus Avenue and in the new Brooks McCormick Court, home of the preserved Chicago Stock Exchange Arch designed by Louis Sullivan .



Gustafson Guthrie Nichol also designed the Lurie Garden across the street from the Modern Wing in Millennium Park, as seen in this image.. And the similarities between in the AIC -[East] Gardens and Lurie Garden [Millennium Park] are starkly obvious. Notice the New Wave Planting Style of Lurie Garden.. and the use of Natives and perennials.. click here..



For more on Chicago Stock Exchange Arch designed by Louis Sullivan..
click here.. Originally the entrance gate, they are now treated as sculptures..



Worth mentioning is that the Pritzker Garden is also referred to as the East Garden.. But this also by Gustafson Guthrie Nichol.. For more on Pritzker Garden click here..

For more on.. [click on the link]..
- The Art Institute of Chicago...
- [Original] Stock Exchange Arch..
- Pritzker Garden ..
- Lurie Garden, Millennium Park..

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