Jay Pritzker Pavilion (Chicago, Il) : View of the far east side of the pavilion, detail showing structure behind brushed stainless steel panels

Creator:
Gehry, Frank Owen, 1929-
Published/Created:
Millennium Park; Randolph Street side, Chicago, Illinois, United States
1999-2004
Physical Description:
300 x 600 ft (trellis)
Date Depicted:
8/15/2006
1950 AD - 2010 AD
Materials:
steel
steel: stainless steel
Notes:
Frank Gehry, winner of the National Medal of Art, applied his signature style to this revolutionary outdoor concert venue. The Pavilion stands 120-feet high, with a billowing headdress of brushed stainless steel ribbons that frame the stage opening and connect to an overhead trellis of crisscrossing steel pipes. The trellis supports the sound system, which spans the 4,000 fixed seats and the Great Lawn, which accommodates an additional 7,000 people. This state-of-the-art sound system [LARES], the first of its kind in the country, was designed to mimic the acoustics of an indoor concert hall by distributing enhanced sound equally over both the fixed seats and the lawn. The Jay Pritzker Pavilion is home to the Grant Park Music Festival and other free concerts and events. It was named in memory of Chicago business leader Jay Pritzker, who with his wife Cindy, established the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1979. "How do you make everyone - not just the people in the seats, but the people sitting 400 feet away on the lawn - feel good about coming to this place to listen to music? And the answer is, you bring them into it. You make the proscenium larger; you build a trellis with a distributed sound system. You make people feel part of the experience." -Frank Gehry
Variant Titles:
Millennium Park: Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Topics:
Architecture -- United States -- 20th century -- (YVRC)
Architecture -- United States -- 21st century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Twenty-first century
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
2A2-US-CH-MP-1-C10
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
performing arts buildings: band shells (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
contemporary (1960 to present); music; recreation and games; festivals; parks (recreation areas); Performing arts; leisure; acoustics; acoustical engineering; outdoor concerts construction buildings; performing arts buildings; band shells
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Module Three
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
8/15/2006
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10160664
PID:
digcoll:1852694