Renzo Piano’s bridge between Chicago’s Millennium Park and Piano’s new Art Institute building


That’s Piano’s building on the far left, the new Modern Wing, with the “flying carpet” roof slightly in view. Millennium Park is on the right.

The views should be great, as you rise through the trees of Millennium Park, look over Michigan Avenue, and out at Grant Park and Lake Michigan. It’ll be nice to get new vantage points from a new outdoor level, in a city of unrelenting flatness.

But I still say, close Monroe Street and truly connect the art to the park.

Does anyone have other photos or videos of the pedestrian bridge that went up this weekend?

The completed Nichols Bridgeway will span some 620 feet.


Photo by Al Podgorski/Chicago Sun-Times

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