Wrigley Square, on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Randolph Street, is lined with trees and serves as an inviting space for visitors to relax on the lawn or stroll on the paths.
The Millennium Monument (Peristyle), designed by OWP/P, is a nearly full-sized replica of the peristyle, which was originally in the same locations between 1917 and 1953. Its columns are made of Indiana limestone while the base is built from French limestone. In appreciation of the park’s 115 Founders, their names are etched into the base. With its graceful semi-circular row of Doric-style columns that rise nearly 40 feet, the Peristyle ties the past to the present and supports the designation of Michigan Avenue as a landmark district.
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