This intimately scaled garden, built atop a parking garage on the south side of the Art Institute of
Chicago, opens onto Michigan Avenue. Designed and constructed between 1962 and 1967, the garden is
one of Dan Kiley’s best preserved commissions from the period.
The design is simple in composition and material. Moving inward from the avenue, two generous raised
beds are planted with three staggered rows of honey locust trees that shade privet, ground cover, and
flowering bulbs. The central plaza space is recessed 18” and is bisected by a rectangular pool that
terminates at the Fountain of the Great Lakes, a sculptural fountain by Lorado Taft created in 1913. On
either side of the pool raised planters containing a gridded bosque of cockspur hawthorn trees provide
places to sit. Each planter is sited 20 feet on center and is under-planted with ground cover and
herbaceous plants for color in the summer months. The low branching of the trees creates a canopy
over the entire plaza. Along the rear of the space, honey locust trees and flowering shrubs frame the
Jet d'Eau on the Geneva Lake is one of the tallest fountain in the world. In 1886, they built the fountain to release the excess pressure of a hydraulic plant at La Coulouvrenière. Shortly it became a remarkable symbol and so it was relocated to the center of the Lake.
Muito obrigado ! Dia excelente, muito produtivo. Em um universo iluminado tem tudo caminhado para vitória. Dia a dia com abundância, trabalho por amor, que nem sinto os dias passarem, e um prazer trabalhar. Uma semana linda. Gratidão plena universo.
Klan De Gale Hattemagere med take over fra sommerlejr i England. I dag har vi set Tower Bridge og Tower of London, været på Natural History Museum og slappet af med kryds&tværs ved Diana Memorial Fountain ⛲ Vi fik også lavet dette seje digt om spejd: "Scouting"!