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

Address:
5700 South Cicero Ave, Chicago, IL
Directions:
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.

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.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 05/25/2012]

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