June 22, 2012

The Jay Pritzker Pavillion

Since I switched jobs and I'm no longer across the street from Nordstrom (a tear) I've had to find some new lunch and hangout spots. The good news is, I'm right across the street from Millennium Park. I'm obsessed with the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. it's my favorite spot to eat lunch and soak up the sun. I've been taking a lot of pictures to share...




The top is made of brushed stainless steel. The whole structure was designed by architect Frank Gehry and was dedicated in the Summer of 2004. The sound system is unbelievable, whether you are in the seats or on the lawn you can have a great experience thanks to the state-of-the-art sound system -- the first of its kind in the country. Plus the speakers just look cool.



My absolute favorite time is when no one is around and I have a seat for one...




Little shout out to Grand Rapids, all 4,000 of the seats are American Seating -- proudly made in Grand Rapids, MI!


I was curious about who exactly Jay Pritzker was, turns out he was a Chicago native and started the Hyatt Hotels, among many other business ventures. His family donated $15 million to help build the pavilion. What a gift to the city and everyone who can enjoy this free venue!




If you're visiting Chicago you might want to take some time to walk around the park and stop in for an outdoor concert at the pavilion.

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Millenium Park
201 East Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

All photographs property of A Little Ditty.

1 comment:

  1. I love going to outdoor concerts in the summer there! I bet it is lovely to sit there and have lunch, too. Thanks for the info, I'll have to bring it out as some trivia next time I go down there. :)

    xo,
    Laura

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