- From the ABC7 Archive:
- April 16, 2004: Millennium Park Opening Ceremony
- April 11, 2006: Cloud Gate Finished
- May 12, 2006: The Bean Over-Buget
Events to mark the five-year anniversary include a tribute to Shel Silverstein, A SHEL-ebration, by singers Bobby Bare and Bobby Bare Junior. The late Silverstein was a Chicago native.
The plan for the 24.5 acre Millennium Park was conceived in 1997. It was completed in 2004.
The park, which is free to the public, is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
It is part of Chicago's lakefront Grant Park, which was outlined by Daniel Burnham in 1909. That centennial celebration is also going on.