Outdoor Sculptures in Chicago

Cloud Gate

Cloud Gate

Today we are going to know some of the most famous sculptures of the city of Chicago. Let's start the tour in the Cloud Gate, a sculpture by the Indo-British artist Anish Kapoor, which stands out for its elliptical shape made of stainless steel that shines as if it were a mirror. It is worth noting that it has a weight of 98 tons and dimensions of 10 meters × 20 meters × 13 meters. The sculpture sits in AT&T Plaza in Millennium Park, and dates back to 2006.

The sculpture of Lincoln Sitting It is a bronze sculpture of Abraham Lincoln, which sits in Grant Park. This sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens dates from 1908. The sculpture depicts a contemplative Lincoln sitting in a chair and staring into the distance.

Flamingo It is a sculpture created by the artist Alexander Calder in 1974. The sculpture is 16 meters high and sits in the Federal Square, in front of the Kluczynski Federal Building.

kwanusila It is a 12,2 meter sculpture, a totem pole carved from red cedar that perches in Lincoln Park.

Agora is the name of a group of 106 headless and armless iron sculptures that perch at the southern end of Grant Park. These sculptures designed by the Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz date from 2006.

La Michael Jordan Statue, also known as the Spirit is a bronze sculpture of Amrany Omri and Julie Rotblatt-Amrany, which perches outside the United Center.

Finally let's visit the Victory Monument, a statue created by sculptor Leonard Crunelle, which was built in honor of the Eighth Regiment of the Illinois National Guard during World War I.

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