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Outdoor Chicago Sculpture
Posted by: nordsider ()
Date: January 11, 2013 11:29AM

What Chicago outdoor sculptures do you like, or dislike, and why?

One of the sculptures that I like is "The Bean" in Millennium Park, although unfortunately, I haven't viewed it in person, it appears that it would give one an interesting close-up portrait photographs. ;-)

The Ulysses S. Grant Memorial was always visible to me in Lincoln Park, when I was a kid in the '40s.



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Re: Outdoor Chicago Sculpture
Posted by: jak378 ()
Date: January 11, 2013 03:48PM

I have always been partial to "The Fountain of Tim," by Laredo Taft, at the Midway and, is it Stony Island or Cottage Grove?

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Re: Outdoor Chicago Sculpture
Posted by: nordsider ()
Date: January 11, 2013 05:32PM

jak378 Wrote:
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> I have always been partial to "The Fountain of
> Tim," by Laredo Taft, at the Midway and, is it
> Stony Island or Cottage Grove?

The Fountain of Time is located in Washington Park, just west of Cottage Grove Avenue, immediately west of the Midway Plaisance; midway between 59th and 60th Streets.

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Re: Outdoor Chicago Sculpture
Posted by: nordsider ()
Date: January 13, 2013 10:55AM

The "Golden Lady" is most impressive and unexpected when viewed for the first time in Jackson Park.

http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/things_see_do/attractions/park_district/statue_of_the_republic.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_the_Republic

. . . and a far cry from the Marilyn Monroe Statue/sculpture that was located in the city's Pioneer Court. :)



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Re: Outdoor Chicago Sculpture
Date: February 06, 2013 06:39PM

Here's a link to an interesting YouTube video of "Cloudgate"(a.k.a. "The Bean"). It incorporates daytime shots (from 6am on a Sunday with NOBODY there except pigeons) and night time shots from when a multi-media presentation was being staged there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx0kabARTtc

Here's an on-line listing of ALL the video clips on that YouTube channel (sorted by category) that will always be kept up-to-date.

http://www.themotiondevotion.com/ytlink.htm

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Re: Outdoor Chicago Sculpture
Posted by: nordsider ()
Date: February 08, 2013 10:49AM

Haymarket memorials:

May 30, 1889 --the statue was unveiled in Haymarket Square.



May 4, 1927 -- a streetcar jumped its tracks and crashed into the monument.

1928 -- the city restored the statue in 1928 and moved it to Union Park.

1956 -- the statue moved to a special platform overlooking the Kennedy Expressway, near its original location.

May 4, 1968 -- the statue vandalized with black paint.

October 6, 1969 -- the statue was destroyed when a bomb was placed between its legs. The statue was rebuilt, again, with a 24‑hour police guard.

1972 -- the statue moved to the lobby of the Central Police Headquarters.

1976 -- moved to the enclosed courtyard of the Chicago police academy.

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