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photoblog image Crown Fountain, Chicago

Crown Fountain, Chicago

This is another in my mini-series on Chicago's great Millennium Park. This is an image of Crown Fountain, one of the park's most popular attractions. Two towering video screens (one shown here) are tucked in behind glass brick. From the top water pours down the sides and back of the tower while the video screen displays up to 2000 different faces for about 3 or 4 minutes each. In the last 30 seconds the faces change expression and spout water (shown above). It is a spectacular site, by day or night.

Crown Fountain, Chicago

This is another in my mini-series on Chicago's great Millennium Park. This is an image of Crown Fountain, one of the park's most popular attractions. Two towering video screens (one shown here) are tucked in behind glass brick. From the top water pours down the sides and back of the tower while the video screen displays up to 2000 different faces for about 3 or 4 minutes each. In the last 30 seconds the faces change expression and spout water (shown above). It is a spectacular site, by day or night.

comments (4)

  • tetsu
  • Japan
  • 28 Jul 2009, 04:56
Funny!!!!
  • Meegz
  • Canada
  • 28 Jul 2009, 17:34
Cool. I want one.
Iain Myrans: Hey Meegz! Sweet me too. Let's split the cost? They're only $17M for two including the splash pad -- that's a good deal!

How I wish our city made some exciting investments from time to time like this.
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 28 Jul 2009, 18:21
Its good to know this is still there in Chicago grin I don't want it to be replaced by another art feature, I've been bragging to my friends about it and it wouldn't do my rep justice if we reach there and it isn't there! A cool capture, Iain.
Iain Myrans: I don't think this one is going anywhere. It has to be the most popular art feature I've ever seen in a city. Day and night it is packed with people.
  • panda
  • China
  • 30 Jul 2009, 05:09
interestingsmile
Iain Myrans: Hi Panda! "Interesting" -- Interesting is true, fun, cool, amazing, awesome, was my reaction wink . Try searching "Crown Fountain" on youtube.com to see it in videos and you might enjoy it more smile

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