May 04, 2004

lion's mane or trainwreck?

we can watch frank o. gehry's bandshell/trainwreck being built in millennium park on this webcam. as is the norm with all of gehry's projects, our bandshell is behind schedule and over budget.

at least chicago is finally cool again. apparently, cities just aren't 'it' till they have a gehry of their own.

i'm looking forward to summer afternoons sitting under the spiderweb and being blinded by the southern sun reflected back in my face by the stainless steel 'curls'. that'll be living.

Posted by donna at May 4, 2004 04:49 PM

ha! that's right. the sun will totally reflect in those huge-o metal thingys.

Posted by: spudart at May 7, 2004 12:15 PM

It will reflect worse off the Kapoor sculpture, and the sun probably won't reflect too badly, considering the buildings to the west will cover any sunlight in the afternoon.

Posted by: sal at May 11, 2004 01:05 PM

so, now i read that this bandshell won't host the major events because 'crowds will be too large to fit' under the big spiderweb thing. what's the f-ing point of building this multi-million dollar thing anyway? i just don't get it. ooh, chicago's so cool now, we have a gehry - please.
so now, if the petrillo is staying where it is and hosting the larger events, wouldn't it just have been better to give _it_ a better sound system and spend that money that was spent on the gehry thing on something more generally useful? maybe pothole repairs on the west side?

Posted by: donna at June 11, 2004 10:28 AM