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News » US » Santiago Calatrava to create Chicago sculpture » published 15 May 2018

Santiago Calatrava to create Chicago sculpture

Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava has been chosen to create a sculpture at Chicago’s River Point Park.

River Point is a 52-story office tower located in Chicago's West Loop. Chicago’s mayor Rahm Emanuel today joined River Point partners Ivanhoé Cambridge, Hines and Levy Family Partners to announce the decision. Fabrication of the artwork is expected to take approximately 14 months, with installation at the site anticipated for summer 2019. Michele Quinn Fine Art advised the ownership group throughout the selection process.

The piece to be installed at River Point will stand at 29’ in height and width, and twists in an outward-reaching spiral constructed of overlapping leaf-like elements descending in scale from very large at the sculpture’s base to very small at the outer reach of the spiral form.

 “Chicago is a city of both outstanding architecture and world-renowned public art,” Mayor Emanuel said. “It is a testament to the new vitality of Chicago’s riverfront that one of the world’s foremost architects and artists chose the banks of the Chicago River for his latest work.”

“The partners of River Point hope Chicagoans will fall in love with the inspired Santiago Calatrava sculpture as they have with Chicago’s Picasso, Kapoor, Chagall, Miro, Plensa, Calder and so many more,” said Larry Levy.

 

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This article was published on 15 May 2018 (last updated on 15 May 2018).

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