Chicago, Illinois: Body of Lake Michigan

2002 sculpture, permanently installed in Midway Airport, presents a topographic interpretation of Lake Michigan by artist Todd Slaughter. 28 ft. long, 14 ft. wide, 4 ft. tall -- it dangles overhead, offering travelers a lake bottom POV in blue fiberglass.

Chicago Midway International Airport

5700 South Cicero Ave, Chicago, IL
Chicago Midway International Airport. In the airport terminal, so park as needed and walk in. Near the Food Court at the Security entrance.
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Body of Lake Michigan

Something blue dripping from the ceiling at Chicago's Midway Airport? Nah -- it's a sculptor's topographical version of Lake Michigan, viewed disorientingly from below. The translucent fiberglass piece was created by artist and college professor Todd Slaughter from 1999-2001, and installed in 2002. The scale is 1:230 using USGS measurements, and the sculpture is 28 ft. long and 14 ft. wide.

[ Team, 05/25/2012]

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