Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Amazing Concepts

The Spanish designer of Crown Fountain says about his concept: A fountain is the memory of nature, this marvelous sound of a little river in the mountains translated to the city. For me, a fountain doesn't mean a big jet of water. It means humidity, the origin of life.-Jaume Plensa

The two 50 foot towers stand at each end of a shallow reflecting pool, and are basically glass block towers. They are at one corner of the 24.5 acre Millenium Park - an oasis in a busy metropolis. A great place to escape summer heat, and enjoy being in nature, we seldom think a trip to Chicago is complete unless we spend some time here. Enjoy!


Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

What fun! The fountains and splashing in the water!

Sandy K. said...

It's the spirit of the fun which is contagious. It wasn't a particularly warm day, or the reflecting pool would have been filled with children - of all ages.

kendalee said...

Great concept realised! Love it!