Use a Tripod (139/365)

by Lee Santiva May. 19, 2019 341 views
Jay Pritzker Concert Pavilion in Millenium Park, Chicago

Jay Pritzker Concert Pavilion in Millenium Park, Chicago

The Jay Pritzker Pavilion was designed by star architect Frank Gehry and built in 2004 to replace the existing structure for outdoor concerts in Millenium Park in Chicago.

Even when there is not a concert, the pavilion is illuminated at night in bright colors which change every few minutes.

Concert Pavilion in Millenium Park Chicago

Concert Pavilion in Millenium Park Chicago

It can accommodate 11000 people in total. There is seating for 4000 and another 7000 people can sit or stand in the grassy area extending directly from the stage.

The overarching metal elements contain the speakers and the LARES audio system. Acoustical engineers designed this system particularly for the high degree of quality required for classical music.

The LARES technology emits waves that emulate surfaces, which creates a sort of invisible shield surrounding the tubular structure and gets the sound waves that travel through inside to behave as if they were spreading in a closed auditorium.

Pavillion with Chicago skyline

Pavillion with Chicago skyline

In photo #3 my tripod is positioned approximately 180 meters from the stage at the "back" of the grassy area where concertgoers sit or stand.

Concert pavilion in Millenium Park Chicago

Concert pavilion in Millenium Park Chicago

Concert season hadn't started yet and it was quite cold (near freezing) as I took these pictures in early May.

https://en.wikiarquitectura.com/building/jay-pritzker-pavilion-at-the-millenium-park/

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Camellia Staab 1 year, 11 months ago

WOW Lee, you truly took some amazing photos on your trrp. I like the information you included with this set as well as your captures. Very nice take of the place.

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Lee Santiva Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 11 months ago

Thank you very much Camellia. Fortunately we were staying quite close to Millenium Park so except for the cold, it wasn't inconvenient to get out and take night shots.

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Piotr Matura 1 year, 11 months ago

Very interesting information and nice photos.

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Lee Santiva Replied to Piotr Matura 1 year, 11 months ago

Thank you Piotr!

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 11 months ago

Nice nightshots

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Lee Santiva Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 11 months ago

Thanks Peter, makes me feel good to know the effort was worthwhile

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