Chicago’s Millennium Park has launched a new, enhanced web site, http://www.millenniumpark.org , to help guide millions of fans and future visitors through the 24.5-acre park.
The new online guide will introduce residents and visitors alike to the
park through the use of Flash technology, interactive exhibit information,
in-depth destination descriptions and featured events. Like the park
itself, the website celebrates the city’s commitment to beautiful
architecture, landscaped and protected parklands and an ongoing
celebration of the arts.
The web site’s many highlights include: an event calendar detailing the
park’s numerous free concerts, events and exhibitions; information about
private rentals; maps and travel planning tips; and a park history. The
web site also provides considerable detail concerning the park’s many
destinations, including: the Frank Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion
and BP Bridge; Cloud Gate, one of the world’s largest outdoor sculptures
by Anish Kapoor; The Crown Fountain, designed by artist Jaume Plensa; and
the contemporary Lurie Garden.
“Millennium Park is one of Chicago’s most popular new destinations. We are
extremely excited to create this online guide where we can provide people
the information they need to help plan a visit,” said Millennium Park
Executive Director Helen Doria. “Our new website reflects the careful
attention we have paid to detail and aesthetics, and it truly gives
visitors a feel for what they can experience here.”