Some highlights of this stop are:
Storefront Theatre: The DCA Storefront Theatre offers a wide-range of exciting plays and productions with affordable ticket prices and is designed to foster the growth of Chicago's theatre companies as well as encourage public awareness and cultural appreciation of the performing arts.
Millennium Monument by OWP/P: The Millennium Monument designed by OWP/P is a nearly full-size replica of the peristyle originally in the same location between 1917 and 1953. Its columns are made of Indiana limestone while the base is built from French limestone. In appreciation of the park's founders, their names are etched into the base. Wrigley Square's tree-lined area is an inviting space for visitors to relax, stroll, and view the monument.
Being Born by Virgino Ferrari: When you drive into downtown Chicago for the first time from out of state, one of the first things you may see is Virgino Ferrari's public sculpture. Personally, I see it being a growing womb of Chicago- growing with meaning or growing with life. The inner circle being the womb, and the outer shell being Chicago's C.
Jay Pritzker Pavilion: The Jay Pritzker Pavilion is one of my favorite places to go- enjoy free concerts and rehearsals while surrounded by the music in this cool bandshell which is more of a work of art than a building.
Michigan Avenue Bridge: The beautiful Michigan Avenue Bridge connects Chicago's north and south and accommodates thousands of cars and foot passengers each day.
In the summer of 2006, the McCormick Tribune Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum opened in the southwest tower of the Michigan Avenue Bridge. Here, visitors can learn about the history of the river and view the giant gears of the bridge. This bridgehouse also once housed the men who tended to the opening and closing of the bridge to make way for passing ships.
Lake Shore Drive's Millennium Park Bike Path: The beginning of Lake Shore Drive's Millennium Park beautiful bike path starts here, and the lakefront spans about 19 miles of walking and biking trails, beaches, and parks.
The next stop on the Loop is State/Lake.
Back to the Loop.