Aha! First look inside Zaha's pavilion in Chicago.

    The Making of the Zaha Hadid pavilion
    in Millennium Park, Chicago. July 28, 2009.
    ---

    On this fine evening I went to Millennium Park. Inside a tent, through a plastic window, I saw

    Zaha Hadid Chicago Millennium Park Burnham Pavilion
    men working on what looked like an inter-galactic spaceship. 8 pm, 9 pm, even later. Why are they working so hard? Men welded a metal frame.

    Zaha Hadid Chicago Millennium Park Burnham Pavilion
    I peeked inside the tent and saw women fast at work sewing reams of material.

    Zaha Hadid Chicago Millennium Park Burnham Pavilion
    As they finished each piece of fabric it was carried over to the structure and stretched across the aluminum framework.

    Zaha Hadid Chicago Millennium Park Burnham Pavilion
    Each one carefully positioned with the right tension. Easy to see the seriousness and the urgency in their work.

    Zaha Hadid Chicago Millennium Park Burnham Pavilion
    Metal rods swirled around, swooping here, swirling there; the space inside this tent - a vortex.

    Zaha Hadid Chicago Millennium Park Burnham Pavilion


    Zaha Hadid Chicago Millennium Park Burnham Pavilion

    I felt swallowed up like Jonah as the "bones" are still exposed, into a cavity, against skin the likes of which I had never seen.

    Zaha Hadid Chicago Millennium Park Burnham Pavilion

    Zaha Hadid Chicago Millennium Park Burnham Pavilion

    Zaha Hadid Chicago Millennium Park Burnham Pavilion

    Zaha's spaceship, for Chicago, now almost finished, weeks behind schedule.

    Zaha Hadid Chicago Millennium Park Burnham Pavilion

    Where will this time-traveling ship take those who enter?

    Zaha Hadid Chicago Millennium Park Burnham Pavilion



    ---
    More on the stages of the Hadid pavilion here.

    Visit the other "Burnham" pavilion with me - the one that did open on time - here.

    Source URL: http://ecleticsergio.blogspot.com/2009/07/aha-first-look-inside-zaha-pavilion-in.html
    Visit Beautiful Blog for Daily Updated Hairstyles Collection

Blog Archive