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Construction begins on new 39-foot sculpture in Millennium Park

Construction workers used a crane Thursday afternoon to assemble a new 39-foot high sculpture in Millennium Park.

The sculpture, “Look Into Awilda My Dreams, Awilda” by Jaume Plensa, the artist who also designed Millennium Park’s Crown Fountain, will take about three days to assemble near Michigan Avenue and Madison Street, according to a spokesperson for the Millennium Park Foundation.

The piece is part of “Jaume Plensa: 1004 Portraits,” which features four large-scale portraits of young girls positioned throughout the park.

The installation is scheduled to open to the public on June 18 and remain on display through December 2015.

Construction began Thursday on a new 39-foot high sculpture in Millennium Park, near Michigan Avenue and Madison Street. | Ashlee Rezin/for Sun-Times Media

Construction began Thursday on a new 39-foot high sculpture in Millennium Park. | Ashlee Rezin/for Sun-Times Media

Construction workers assemble the 39-foot high sculpture “Look Into Awilda My Dreams, Awilda” by Jaume Plensa on Thursday in Millennium Park, near Michigan Avenue and Madison Street. | Ashlee Rezin/for Sun-Times Media

Construction workers used a crane to assemble the 39-foot high sculpture “Look Into Awilda My Dreams, Awilda” by Jaume Plensa on Thursday in Millennium Park, near Michigan Avenue and Madison Street. | Ashlee Rezin/for Sun-Times Media

Construction began Thursday on a new 39-foot high sculpture in Millennium Park. | Ashlee Rezin/for Sun-Times Media

Construction began Thursday on a new 39-foot high sculpture in Millennium Park, near Michigan Avenue and Madison Street. | Ashlee Rezin/for Sun-Times Media

A new art installation in Millennium Park featuring four large-scale portraits of young girls positioned throughout the park is set to open to the public June 18. | Ashlee Rezin/for Sun-Times Meda

“Jaume Plensa: 1004 Portraits,” featuring four large-scale portraits of young girls positioned throughout Millennium Park, is set to open to the public June 18. | Ashlee Rezin/for Sun-Times Medai