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Of Shiny Lima Beans and Video Fountains! (Millennium Park, Chicago) (1 Viewer)

Vickie_M

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For the park enthusiast/engineer geek inside most of us...

My husband and I have been watching the progress of the Pritzker Music Pavilion, the Crown Fountain, and the Kapoor Sculpture being built here in Chicago.

They're almost finished! The due date is July 4, and we're biting our nails hoping they get it all finished in time.

You can see the progress through live webcams here:

http://www.inetonsite.com/onsite/las...NT=US+Equities

Click on, say Fountain, which is built out of glass blocks and will have video images under a sheet of water, and it will take you to the most recent shot. If you go to the "Date/Time" link on the left, you can go back and see various incarnations of building/tests. For instance, they were testing color bars on June 19. 16:00 is green. 15:30 is blue. 15:00 is, whatever that color is (teal?), 12:02 is dark red, and so on.

Click on the "Back to Site / Camera Directory" on the left and check out the Kapoor. The "shiny lima bean" is being built inside a tent, which you can see being erected on April 21, say, 12:00. Panels are being put into place, which will then be welded and polished to a high shine.

Artist's rendering of what they're going to look like: http://www.usequities.com/MPark.htm (which will also show the most recent webcam photo)

We're having so much fun watching this I wanted to share it with others.

More images can be found here: http://www.pbcchicago.com/subhtml/pr...ency_Code=LMP# (you have to turn off your pop-up blocker, then click "View Images" next to whatever section you want to look at.)

The whole thing may be 4 years late, but I think it'll all be worth the wait.
 

Vickie_M

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For the park enthusiast/engineer geek inside most of us...

My husband and I have been watching the progress of the Pritzker Music Pavilion, the Crown Fountain, and the Kapoor Sculpture being built here in Chicago.

They're almost finished! The due date is July 4, and we're biting our nails hoping they get it all finished in time.

You can see the progress through live webcams here:

http://www.inetonsite.com/onsite/las...NT=US+Equities

Click on, say Fountain, which is built out of glass blocks and will have video images under a sheet of water, and it will take you to the most recent shot. If you go to the "Date/Time" link on the left, you can go back and see various incarnations of building/tests. For instance, they were testing color bars on June 19. 16:00 is green. 15:30 is blue. 15:00 is, whatever that color is (teal?), 12:02 is dark red, and so on.

Click on the "Back to Site / Camera Directory" on the left and check out the Kapoor. The "shiny lima bean" is being built inside a tent, which you can see being erected on April 21, say, 12:00. Panels are being put into place, which will then be welded and polished to a high shine.

Artist's rendering of what they're going to look like: http://www.usequities.com/MPark.htm (which will also show the most recent webcam photo)

We're having so much fun watching this I wanted to share it with others.

More images can be found here: http://www.pbcchicago.com/subhtml/pr...ency_Code=LMP# (you have to turn off your pop-up blocker, then click "View Images" next to whatever section you want to look at.)

The whole thing may be 4 years late, but I think it'll all be worth the wait.
 

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