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Hadid runs late on Burnham pavilion in Chicago

Zaha Hadid’s temporary pavilion for the centenary of Chicago’s Burnham Plan will not be ready for its scheduled opening on Friday (19 June)

The unfinished structure, made from an aluminum frame and elastic silver tent fabric, is currently sat in a warehouse in Lincolnwood awaiting to be hauled out to its home for five months in Millenium Park.

According to local sources the project is ‘weeks behind schedule’ and may not be complete until mid-July, adding further costs to the scheme.

The pavilion has been designed to allow a video installation to be shown on its interior and was one of a two of structures commissioned as aprt of the centennial celebration of the 1909 Plan of Chicago.

First look: Zaha’s Chicago pavilion (published 9 April 2009)

This is the design for a temporary pavilion by Zaha Hadid for Chicago’s Millennium Park to mark the centenary of the Burnham Plan

The Burnham Plan, one of the most important documents in the history of city planning, led to many of the city’s architectural highlights.

‘What really differentiated the 20th century from the previous century - for civic projects - is that the client is no longer just one patron. The client became the people. Burnham’s Plan of Chicago reflected this,’ Hadid told the Chicago Tribune.

The pavilion - made from an aluminum frame and elastic silver tent fabric - opens on 19 June and will remain in place until 31 October.

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