Thursday, September 07, 2006

The Magic Millenium

Celebrating Chicago this week - here in the windy city on family biz and had not seen the marvelous Millenium Park opened in 2004. It gives me great hope that a city has focused so grandly and eloquently on its public spaces. The serpentine walkway from the shores of Lake Michigan to the mind-boggling Frank Gehry bandshell is the entree to acres of sparkling experience - the Crown Fountain, the Cloud Gate, the Lurie Gardens, The Art Institute and beyond.

Where I feel New York remains stunned and San Francisco a bit torn between its bohemian and dot-com histories - Chicago feels fresh and free, an American city that knows what it has, and knows how to use it.

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