Bibliographic Details

Millennium Park : creating a Chicago landmark / Timothy J. Gilfoyle ; in association with the Chicago History Museum.

Author / Creator Gilfoyle, Timothy J.
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.
Description xiv, 442 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Language English
Series Historical studies of urban America
Historical studies of urban America.
Subject Millennium Park Project.
Millennium Park Project.
Millennium Park (Chicago, Ill.) -- History.
Chicago (Ill.) -- History.
Illinois -- Chicago.
Illinois -- Chicago -- Millennium Park.
History.
Format E-Resource, Print, Book
Local Note University of Chicago Library's copy 5 has original dust jacket.
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/6006419
Other authors / contributors Chicago History Museum.
ISBN 0226293491 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780226293493
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 413-428) and index.
Summary At its opening on July 16, Chicago's Millennium Park was hailed as one of the most important millennium projects in the world. Timothy Gilfoyle offers a biography of this phenomenal undertaking, beginning before 1850 when the site of the park, the 'city's front yard' was part of Lake Michigan.
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505 0 0 |a History -- Before Grant Park -- Creating Grant Park -- The Grant Park problem -- Politics -- Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's master plan -- Shooting for the moon -- Art in the park -- The culture broker -- A theater in the park -- The modern medicis -- Conflict and controversy -- Defining art -- Culture -- Constructing Millennium Park -- Vermeer in Chicago: The Jay Pritzker Pavilion and BP Bridge -- The Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance -- Cloud Gate -- The Crown Fountain -- The Lurie Garden -- The subtle amenities of Millennium Park -- Conclusion: The multiple meanings of Millennium Park. 
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