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Taking Flight

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 17 October 2016 in Architecture and Portfolio.

A photo retrieved from the archives....

Exterior of the Milwaukee Art Museum as seen from its west side, looking east. The Burke Brise Soleil is a moveable, wing-like sunscreen that rests on top of the Museum’s vaulted, glass-enclosed Windhover Hall. The “wings” open Tuesday – Sunday at 10 AM with the Museum, close/reopen at noon, and close again with the Museum at 5 PM; except on Thursdays when the Museum closes at 8 PM.

While the Burke Brise Soleil has a wingspan comparable to that of a Boeing 747, its two ultrasonic wind sensors automatically close the wings if the wind speed reaches 23 MPH or greater. Unlike the airplane, the Museum prefers to remain on the ground.

Photo captured on October 30, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/250 second F/13.0 ISO 100 50 mm

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Such a graceful creation - and intelligent, as you say !

17 Oct 2016 5:37am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

J'adore ..quelle elegance !

17 Oct 2016 6:17am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

A nice architecture indeed!

17 Oct 2016 10:14am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame, colors & lights!
Lovely graphics!

17 Oct 2016 1:02pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb composition of this elegant Museum !

17 Oct 2016 1:29pm

marc from Granby, Canada

Vraiment une belle architecture,sûrement un endroit à découvrir.

17 Oct 2016 1:30pm

Frances from Boston, United States

A superb image here Steven, and a very interesting information you provide on this.

17 Oct 2016 4:10pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It seems ready to take off! It's good it has the sensors.

17 Oct 2016 4:23pm

willy from Belgium

une superbe architecture Steven


17 Oct 2016 4:27pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Magnificent - love the symmetry

17 Oct 2016 5:30pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

It definitely looks like it's going to take flight! That is a unique design.... so cool! Great info too Steven... an excellent capture!

17 Oct 2016 6:16pm

Yvon from Belgium

Nice shoot, bravo.
Have a lovely week, Steven.

17 Oct 2016 7:19pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is an amazing structure. I can only imagine what it must look like being right there. Much bigger I am sure. Wonderful perspective!

17 Oct 2016 8:11pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Very creative architecture! Fine capture!

17 Oct 2016 8:38pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Love this museum and you have taken a fine shot of it. The one day I passed by I was unable to frame anything this good.

18 Oct 2016 2:00am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


18 Oct 2016 3:06pm

Remus from Portugal

Fantastic architecture. Very modern and harmonious.
It seems like a big bird.

18 Oct 2016 3:26pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful architecture. A creative work indeed. A fine shot. :)

18 Oct 2016 4:48pm