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The Light Bulb: A Remembrance of Things Past
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The Light Bulb: A Remembrance of Things Past

Today, as many governments worldwide begin to enact legislation that will phase... More

Architecture Now! Museums
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Crown Fountain, Chicago

often referred to as the 'second city,' chicago is anything but, especially when you consider its latest urban feat, Millennium Park, which opened one year ago. Home to a series of signature art and architecture pieces that include the Frank Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion and artist Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate sculpture, the park is a civic engagement on many levels. This is certainly true of Crown Fountain, from the actual physical experience of the place-two 50-foot-high glass block towers and a 276-foot-long black granite plaza with a shallow water pool-to the recording of 1,000 'faces,' images of Chicago's own citizenry displayed on an LED media screen located behind the glass of each tower's interior elevation. More

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