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Flamingo Sculpture

50 W Adams St, Federal Plaza, Chicago, IL 60603-5107
+1 312-353-4475
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Wonderful fun sculpture

Alexander Calder has created a fun sculpture in the Flamingo that excites the imagination of young... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul C
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Chicago, Illinois
A Lot Better at Night!

When you view this art piece in the day time, it really adds to the surrounding vibe. It's free so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Timothy Y
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Redwood City, California
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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

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you view this art piece in the day time, it really adds to the surrounding vibe. It's free so that's great. There are usually skateboarders in the area so it's not completely friendly. During the day I'd rate this 3 stars. At night I'd...More

Thank Timothy Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this sculpture plus the 'model' of it housed in the Art Institute and I'm still struggling to see the flamingo in it? My initial reaction was that it looked like an anchor. Regardless it is an interesting piece of work - and definitely...More

Thank GrumpsDC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous during the day and at night. Recommend taking a quick photo with it or of it. Absolutely free.

Thank AFM4fq
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

What a lovely look and very modern, a great addition to the city. Nearby to shops and restaurants too.

Thank Mandi L
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This bold sculpture is good to see not far from the Willis tower. Great for picture, no fee, Free. huge sculpture

Thank lalocadr19
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We were taken to this by the Greeter. They were having a fam\rmers market there that day and lots of activity.

Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Why this sculpture is called Flamingo is beyond my comprehension but it's a great sculpture: captivating, strongly contrasting to the neighboring glass and steel rectangular buildings, and nicely situated in the federal plaza. Has strong circular lines and the Calder red. Magnificent.

Thank Feenixwest
Reviewed 31 August 2017

If in this area of downtown, it is worth going by to see. I don't think I'd make a special effort to see this. It is massive, though.

Thank TigerHeart25
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This is a magnificent public art whose shape as well as striking color sets it apart from the nearby tall but dull buildings.

Thank meshef
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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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