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Record #: O2011-9   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 1/13/2011 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action: 2/9/2011
Title: Agreements with Millennium Park, Inc. for establish of endowment fund used to finance: Donor Enhancements, upgrading, replacing and improving the Donor Enhancements, and unforeseen expenditures with respect thereto respect to the Donor Enhancements
Sponsors: Daley, Richard M.
Topic: AGREEMENTS - Grant
Attachments: 1. O2011-9.pdf

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RICHARD M. DALEY
MAYOR
January 13, 2011
TO THE HONORABLE. THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO
Ladies and Gentlemen:
At the request of the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. 1 transmit herewith an ordinance authorizing the execution of agreements with Millennium Park, Inc.
Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.
Very truly yours,

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ORDINANCE
WHEREAS, as a way to create new parkland, the City of Chicago (the "City") developed Millennium Park (the "Park"), which has evolved into the most significant millennium project in the world; and
WHEREAS, located in downtown Chicago on Michigan Avenue between Randolph and Monroe Streets, the 24.5-acre Park is a unique center for world-class art, music, architecture and landscape design, where a person can experience everything from interactive public art and ice skating to al fresco dining and free classical music presentations; and
WHEREAS, with an unprecedented combination of architecture, monumental sculpture and landscape design, the Park includes the artistry of an unparalleled collection of world-renowned artists, architects, planners and landscape architects, and includes such pieces as: Cloud Gate, one of the world's largest outdoor sculptures designed by Anish Kapoor; the Crown Fountain, an interactive fountain comprised of two 50-foot-high illuminated glass-block towers designed by Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa; and the Park's most prominent feature, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, the most sophisticated outdoor concert venue of its kind in the United States, designed by Frank Gehry, one of the world's greatest living architects; and
WHEREAS, Cloud Gate, the Crown Fountain, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and other enhancements in the Park (collectively, the "Donor Enhancements") have been funded by private donors, including at least $180,000,000 contributed by or at the request of Millennium Park, Inc., an Illinois not-for-profit corporatio...

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