Millennium Park U.S. Equities Realty Collection
Watch the Millennium Park site transform from an industrial wasteland to a new urban park of world renown from 1999-2005, under the project management of U.S. Equities Realty and acclaimed architects, engineers and artists.
Follow the construction of BP Pedestrian Bridge, the first bridge designed by Frank Gehry; Anish Kapoor’s monumental public sculpture, Cloud Gate, aka The Bean; the Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion, a soaring bandshell that hosts the U.S.’s last free outdoor classical music series; Jaume Plensa’s Crown Fountain, a cascading interactive video sculpture; Millennium Monument; Lurie Garden; and McCormick Tribune Plaza and Ice Rink. Watch the park take shape with general construction photos, or take in sweeping views with full park images.The Millennium Park U.S. Equities Realty Collection is housed in the Special Collections and Preservation Division at Harold Washington Library Center.
More CPL Resources
- Finding Aids
- The descriptive inventories for other related archival collections.
- Millennium Park Blog Posts
- Written by CPL librarians and staff.