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The second one is totally creeping me out, because I CANNOT FIGURE OUT WHAT IT IS! What the hell kind of architectural feature has those curves?
It’s a really freaky footbridge :D It links up two downtown parks that are split by a very busy street. There’s an…easier-to-look-at view of it here:
Specifically, it links the Jay Pritzker Pavilion (the grass with the silver bars over it on the left side of that photo) to Maggie Daley Park, a newish children’s park to the east. If it didn’t exist, Maggie Daley Park would be a lot less accessible if you were coming from Michigan Avenue, which is where most public transit drops off.
I think aesthetically it’s meant to fit in with Pritzker Pavilion itself, which is also horrifying:
If you have never seen the pavilion and you’re driving up Columbus or Lake Shore Drive, it looks like a UFO landed in the park and then blew up.