Frank Gehry’s BP Pedestrian Bridge is clad in brushed stainless steel panels and complements the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in function as well as design by creating an acoustic barrier from the traffic noise from the adjacent Columbus Drive. BP Bridge connects Millennium Park to the future Maggie Daley Park to the east. This 925-foot-long winding bridge is Gehry’s first and provides incomparable views of Millennium Park, the Chicago skyline, and Grant Park. A multiple lane thoroughfare, Columbus Drive is a significant physical barrier between the Eastern and Western areas of Grant Park. The bridge creates an accessible path for people with disabilities linking these two sections.
Frank Gehry born February 28, 1929 in Toronto, Canada. He is an award-winning architect based out of Los Angeles, California. Gehry has spread his signature Deconstructivist style in all parts of the globe.
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