This permanent installation is more than a fountain, it’s a work of art and an important spectacle to the people of Chicago and its many visitors.
Designed by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa and inspired by the people of Chicago, The Crown Fountain is a major addition to the city’s world-renowned public art collection.
The fountain consists of two 50-feet glass black towers at each end of a shallow reflecting pool.
Located at the corner of Millennium Park at Michigan Ave & Monroe St, the towers project video of individual images of over 1,000 Chicago citizen faces on LED screens.
These images have water flow through a water outlet in the screen, which gives the illusion of water spouting from their mouths.
This fountain is a symbol of life and artistic creativity within a commercial space.
Who said art could only be viewed in a traditional gallery?
The Crown Fountain is located at Millennium Park in Chicago’s Loop neighborhood.
The Crown Fountain
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60603