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Even though Chicago's Picasso, installed in 1967, was not the first modern abstract monumental sculpture to be placed outdoors in the Chicago, it is the most influential one and was followed by a number of such installations that earned Chicago the nickname of a museum without walls. Soon after the Second World War, there was an international trend towards modern abstract sculptures, and Picasso's installation heralded the advent of this trend in Chicago. However, it is important to note that it was not the first abstract monumental sculpture in Chicago. The first was “Radient One” by Richard Lippord , installed in 1958 in the lobby...
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St. John Cantius Church

Location: 825 N. Carpenter St., Chicago, Illinois 60642-5499.

Founded in 1893, to relieve overcrowding at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church on Noble St., the oldest Polish parish in Chicago.

The structure construction work began in 1893 and was completed by 1898.

Architect: Adolphus Druiding

St. John Cantius Parish is a historic church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago. It was founded by Polish immigrants at the end of the nineteenth century. Today, the parish today represents a...
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Chicago Loop Synagogue

Location: 16 S Clark Street, Chicago.

The Loop Synagogue was founded in 1929 to serve the religious needs of Orthodox Jews working downtown as well as Jewish visitors to Chicago. The current building was built in 1957 to replace a structure on the same block that had been lost to fire. It is designed by the firm of L Loebl, Schlossman and Bennett.

The official website.. click here..

The trip was part of Open House Chicago [OHC] 2016. For more...

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Urban Buddha - by Tashi Norbu Urban Buddha: Be the Flower, Not the Bee.

Location: Grand Park Skate Park at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Roosevelt Road, Chicago.

Reclaimed/ Repurposed Painted Lumber / 10' x 12' x 14'

Courtesy of the Grant Park Conservancy/ Advisory Council; the Artist; North Branch Management, Chicago; ReUse Depot, Maywood.

Collaboration among the Chicago Park District, the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and the Grant Park Conservancy/Advisory Council.

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The Garden of the Phoenix, Jackson Park Formerly known as Osaka Garden [1993-2013].

Location: The Garden of the Phoenix is located in Jackson Park, and immediately south of the Museum of Science and Industry. and east of the University of Chicago campus.

In 1974, Jackson Park was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Chicago Cubs win World Series championship.

 

The Cubs won  after defeating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game 7.

 The Chicago Cubs have made it to the World Series for the first time since 1945; and won for the first time since 1908.

This is Chicago Cubs' first World Series championship in 108 years!

I am not much of a sports fan. However, a win after 108 years is most truly historic. And I absolutely enjoyed the way the city celebrated the victory! Approximately 5 million...
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New Public Art in Chicago in Year 2016.

We decorate our homes with photos of people important in our lives, tokens from places we visit and some art we love. Similarly, we decorate our communities with artwork. Some are permanent installations but mostly with temporary installations which adds freshness and diversity to our already impressive collection. In 2016, we had many new sculptures.

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