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Millennium Park

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Editorial Review of Millennium Park

If you haven’t heard about this place, you must live in a vacuum. If you’ve heard but haven’t gone, you’re certainly missing out. A lot of time and money went into this trippy, sprawling park on the east side of Michigan Avenue. It can be thoroughly absorbed in under an hour, but puzzled over for quite a while afterward. Take the perplexing “bean,” a giant chrome-looking kidney that spectators can walk underneath, watching their reflections lurch and squish with each successive step.

Don’t forget the waterfall towers on your tour. On a temperate day, there will likely be hordes of children splashing about in the shallow puddle that collects between these two glass turrets, which display video images on their inner-walls. At roughly three stories, the towers offer a scaled-down and friendlier slice of “Blade Runner’s” L.A. skyline. The video on their opposing sides feature two gargantuan faces that blink and smile. Occasionally they will make an “o” face and spit ropes of water. Like I said, trippy.

Centerstage Reviewer: J. Tyson

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