archi, the pics are in chronological order
From the top:
1st Row (1R) -Down Town Santa Fe - Mountains nearby
2R- Texas (TX)-HUGE cross by the highway-landscape TX
3R-Entering Oklahoma (OK) -Wind farm and storm OK
4R-Worst storm I have seen in my life (and I lived in FL during at least 4 hurricanes) OK
5R-After the Storm OK City looking towards Downtown
6R-Entering Missouri (MO)-St Louis
7R-Beautiful landscapes of MO
8R- Chicago IIT-Spitting Fountain-Gehry bandshell
9R-IIT- the metal cloud in Millenium Park
10R-Downtown Chicago from Gehry bridge
11R-Indiano-Ohio-NY (Wasnt in the mood for more pics during this 13 hour drive)
Drove it in 5 days, with a one day stop for a break in Chicago. Sadly didnt get to see much of the country but highways but that was the nature of the trip (plus the mnoney just wasnt there).
Personally, I think that it is a very successful project. The artwork is the most successful public art I've seen, LOCALS come out to enjoy it as much as the tourists. Ghery's band shell is quite exquisite from a side where you can see how those panels are held up. We saw a free AntonÃn DvořÃ¡k concert there, and we can testify that the acoustics are great.
I don't like the front of the band shell, it looks too symmetrical and out of scale. I wasn't a fan of that grid they put over the band shell area either, I think it is out of scale and could have been done much more elegantly.
The bridge is pretty cool.
for some reason I missed the fact that you are just accross the way, we should hang out.
yikes...i can't believe you included a picture of that huge cross in texas. that thing was an embarrassment in my opinion. it honestly looked a somebody bought a pre-fab shed kit, fucked it up bigtime and ended up with a gigantic cross.
it was big though...i'll admit that it caught ones attention & curiosity as it could be seen on the horizon from something like fifty miles away.