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There was a lot of security around, and some rode Segways
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The Crown Fountain is nearby and uses LEDs to show faces of Chicagoans on two 50-foot tall pillars. In the summer, a shallow pool surrounds the area and water flows from the "mouths" of the faces in a similar style to gargoyles.
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Don't worry...no water in the winter!
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The LED system behind glass blocks
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Even daffodils need some help now and then
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The city rises behind the park
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The park was funded entirely by private contributions (and naming rights)
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Next to the park is the Art Institute of Chicago
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Hanging Head Dragonfly Lamp on Mosaic and Turtleback-Tile Base (circa 1906)
Tiffany Studios (1902-1932), Design attributed to Clara Driscoll
Corona, New York
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Abraham Lincoln
Daniel Chester French (1850-1931)
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The more famous Daniel Chester French sculpture of Lincoln also seen in the Lincoln Memorial
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Vase (circa 1905) - no. 310
Terra Cotta, Illinois
Designed by Fritz Albert for Gates Potteries, a division of the American Terra Cotta Tile Works
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Head of Pavlova (1924)
Malvina Hoffman (1887-1966)
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Ceres (1928)
John Bradley Storrs (1885-1956)
Ceres is the Roman goddess of grain and patron saint of corn traders
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Chess Set (1927)
Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky) (1890-1976)
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Cow's Skull with Calico Roses (1931)
Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986)
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The Weaver (1916)
Diego Rivera (1886-1957)
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American Gothic (1930)
Grant Wood (1891-1942)
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Nighthawks (1942)
Edward Hopper (1882-1967)
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White Crucifixion (1938)
Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
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Paris Street; Rainy Day (1877) (with Chicago; Cold Day residents in front of the painting)
Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894)
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Some Chicago pigeons are drawn to the flame on such a cold January day
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