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Flamingo Sculpture

50 W Adams St, Federal Plaza, Chicago, IL 60603-5107
+1 312-353-4475
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I was looking forward to seeing this guy while we had a very wet rainy visit in Chicago. We had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tara Y
via mobile
Outstanding Calder Sculpture

I always stop when I am walking on Adams Street and in the vicinity of the Federal Plaza to look... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stan K
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Mundelein, Illinois
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50 W Adams St, Federal Plaza, Chicago, IL 60603-5107
Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was looking forward to seeing this guy while we had a very wet rainy visit in Chicago. We had stayed downtown and my original plan was to see it at night or walk to but the weather was not optimal for that type of...More

Thank Tara Y
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I always stop when I am walking on Adams Street and in the vicinity of the Federal Plaza to look and photograph this amazing structure. On several occasions I made a photo trip to capture it.

Thank Stan K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tastes differ, and art is highly personal, both in creation and in perception. The 53-foot tall abstract structure and its placement in the company of dark-colored sky-scrapers looks to me as a very sharp creation by the famous artist Alexander Calder. Placed on the Federal...More

Thank irina g
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

Another piece of open-air art in Chicago! While walking around the area it's worth walking by to take a photo.

Thank Marla7
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Reviewed February 13, 2018

If not knowing the name, I wonder how many people would say it's a flamingo??? It's a huge structure, but the high rises surroundings make it look interesting. I was parking across in the garage, otherwise no need to come specially for it. Better looking...More

Thank B1714D
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Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

I came across this art installation while walking around downtown. I wasn’t sure what it depicted to be honest. It’s not very impressive either, just large. Not really worth a visit. But if you’re in the area, you can check it out.

Thank AKAshon
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Reviewed January 15, 2018

1 check-in Alexander Calder is the man! That was a trick statement..... There were three generations of Calder men all named Alexander and they are world renown for sculptures like these and mobiles. You can find a Calder almost anywhere due to how productive they...More

Thank michaelcoppage
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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

The best thing you can do, is just to stroll around the city and you will come across fun and interesting artwork like this flamingo right here. I love how the city embraces artwork and it can definitely help you with orientation around the various...More

Thank holidaycoco
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Reviewed November 28, 2017 via mobile

This is a very beautiful place to visit and there's also other several places to visit around here. Good to go by walking to make possible visiting other places.

Thank Silvano_Almeida
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

Alexander Calder has created a fun sculpture in the Flamingo that excites the imagination of young and adults alike. It presents an iconic photo that is unique to Chicago.

Thank Paul C
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