Chicago, Illinois: Agora: Forest of Rusty Walking Torsos

Wander among a mini-forest of outdoor nine-foot-tall rusty legs and feet without arms and heads. It's art, by Polish sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz.
Address:
E. Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL
Directions:
Southwest corner of Grant Park, near the northeast corner of S. Michigan Ave. and E. Roosevelt Rd.
Admission:
Free
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Agora.

Headless, Armless Legs and Feet

"Agora" is a group of 106 nine-foot-tall headless, armless iron legs and feet designed by Polish sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz. Around 2006, donors (including the late actor Robin Williams) contributed around $700,000 to bring the work to Chicago. Some folks like to wander within the forest of giant, rusting legs while contemplating the mysteries of the universe. I just find it kind of creepy and hope they never come to life and seek revenge on people with heads and arms.

[John Takao Collier, 04/20/2016]

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