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Buckingham Fountain – A Vision of Grandeur

A bustling, wide awake city in the Continental US, Chicago is a city that is noted for its eclectic tastes in everything from art to architecture. Burning bright with the fires of many colors, this is a city that knows how to play hard and work equally harder. Noted for its breathtaking buildings and glamorous lifestyle, Chicago is the place to go if you want to leave the humdrum of normalcy behind.

The Buckingham Fountain in Chicago is one of its architectural masterpieces that show off just how versatile this city can be. Boasting roots in European design, it’s also known as the ‘Clarence Buckin
gham Memorial Fountain’. Located in Grant Park, it was commissioned in 1927 by Kate Buckingham in memory of her late brother. She contracted Edward H. Bennett – the famous architect – to build the fountain.
The fountain itself is said to be symbolic of Lake Michigan. Rising more than seven meters in height and surrounded by sea horses, this awe-inspiring marvel is one of the largest fountains in the world. Measuring 85m/280ft in diameter, it’s powered by three pumps that give life to 134 jets. It runs on an hourly 20 minute display that starts small and reaches its climax with a water height of up to 46m/150ft. this phenomenal display is best viewed at dusk, where music and animated color schemes accompany this veritable symphony to make it an experience worth seeing.

Located at 163 East Walton Place, the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago allows easy accessibility to all the city’s spectacular landmarks such as the Buckingham Fountain. A downtown Chicago hotel that is situated at the gateway of the famed Magnificent Mile, it’s the perfect location for dinning, shopping and business. This Chicago hotel recently achieved a multi-million dollar guest room transformation, ensuring designer suits and above par accommodation that assures any guest the best of everything.

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