Millennium Monument at Wrigley Square
The Millennium Monument at Wrigley Square is a nearly full-sized replica of a peristyle that originally stood on the same location at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Randolph Street between 1917 and 1953.
With its graceful, semi-circular row of Doric-style columns, the Monument ties the past to the present and supports the designation of Michigan Avenue as a landmark district. Designed by Cannon Design (formerly OWP/P), its 40-foot columns are built from of Indiana limestone and its base from French limestone. In appreciation of Millennium Park’s 122 Founders, their names are engraved into the base of the Monument. Each name represents a private donor who supported the design and construction of the Park and continues to support the curation of the Park’s art and architecture.
In 2017, the Millennium Monument underwent a restoration to include enhanced LED color-changing lighting, new pre-cast concrete elements, and new pavers for the fountain plaza at its base.
Wrigley Square is a tree-lined oasis that invites visitors to relax while a short distance from the iconic Michigan Avenue and the Chicago Cultural Mile.
The design, construction and restoration costs of Millennium Monument and Wrigley Square were completely underwritten by the Millennium Park Foundation using funds from private donors.
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