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Flamingo Sculpture

50 W Adams St, Federal Plaza, Chicago, IL 60603-5107
+1 312-353-4475
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Notable Chicago Sculpture

Not easy to walk passed this icon sculpture and not take a couple of circular walks to appreciate... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Feenixwest
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Had a great opportunity to walk around the Chicago Loop and found the Flamingo. At first it just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
738kristinew
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50 W Adams St, Federal Plaza, Chicago, IL 60603-5107
Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not easy to walk passed this icon sculpture and not take a couple of circular walks to appreciate all the views. Tension between the steel beams and the graceful curves. I love the orange color as it is such a contrast to the very business-important...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great opportunity to walk around the Chicago Loop and found the Flamingo. At first it just looked like a metal art structure but as I walked around it I was then able to see the angle from which it really did resemble a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice space to walk around, take photos and enjoy art. The red color is very striking, especially when the sun is out. It was beautiful against the dark buildings.

Thank Mattison P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're going all the way to Chicago , you might as well see this art piece too. One of Calder's well known piece. A great photo opportunity.

Thank Rob A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of Chicago's many downtown outdoor sculptures of renown. I really like Calder and can remember way back when he attended the unveiling of this piece. When I first took my young daughter to see it, she said that it didn't look like a flamingo....More

Thank Kenneth P
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Chicago has some beautiful art and sculpture. If you want to get pics without people in them come before or after work hours. The Picasso, The Flamingo and Marc Chagal Mosaics are a few blocks from one another. All are beautiful and worth a stop.

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

I am not an art expert. Upon my first glance, I thought this was a piece of heavy equipment machinery.....How odd? A flamingo? Maybe someone can explain this sculpture to me..HA!!!

Thank CathyP1953
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 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 14 April 2018

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 9 April 2018

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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