When Millennium Park opened on July 16, 2004, it transformed an industrial wasteland into Chicago’s showplace for cutting-edge art, architecture, landscape design, music and more. Ten years later, the 24.5-acre park is Chicago’s second-largest tourist attraction and the City is marking the anniversary with a summer of activities.
Today the newest event to celebrate the park’s 10th anniversary is Millennium Park: An Anatomy in Photographs in the North Boeing Gallery – the outdoor exhibition space near the corner of Randolph and Michigan Ave.
Curated by John Vinci, Chicago’s architectural authority on building preservation and restoration, the exhibition features more than 50 photographs from 16 photographers.
Some photos were commissioned to document the construction of the Park, others documented its art and architecture—and others used the park as their inspiration. Of the 58 large-format photographs in the exhibition, many portray views of the park that cannot be duplicated today.
Open daily from 6am - 11pm, the free exhibit will continue through October 2015. For more information on the Millennium Park 10th Anniversary Summer Celebration, click here.
Photo credit: Ken Tanaka