Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Public Art on the North Bank of Chicago River..

The Chicago River Esplanade is located along the north bank of the Chicago River between Michigan Avenue and the N Lakeshore Drive bridge. It's officially named as "DuSable Founder's Way". It includes a continuous river walkway with a series of landscaped cascading plazas..

Public Art along the Chicago River Esplanade includes ...

Bust of Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable..
By Kirk Blome
Installed: 1909
Location: Pioneer Court
DuSable is called the founder of Chicago ..
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# For more on the site of DuSable House here..
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The Michigan Avenue bridge and the the bas relief sculpture 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
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Chicago Rising from the Lake..
By Milton Horn ..
This bronze bas-relief is symbolic of the city of Chicago. The female figure represents Chicago emerging reborn from the bottom of Lake Michigan following the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 ....
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The Centennial Plaza and Fountain...
Every hour on the hour, from 10:00 to 14:00 and again from 17:00 to midnight, the esplanade's Centennial Fountain shoots a massive arc of water across the river for 10 minutes.
For more, click here ...

DuSable Park: This 3.5 acre park is located where the Chicago River meets Lake Michigan. It was dedicated as parkland in 1988 by the late Mayor Harold Washington. DuSable Park is named after Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable [1745 -1818] The first non-native settler and founding father of Chicago ...

Merchandise Mart Hall of Fame..
For more on Pioneer Court, click here..

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

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