Loop Da Loop

Submitted by John Adduci

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Client: Chicago Ward 42 via Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Completion date: 2017

Artwork budget: $25,000

Project Team

Client

Alderman Brendan Reilly, 42nd Ward

Client

Erin Harkey, Year of Public Art Director

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Artist

John Adduci

Overview

Aluminum and stainless steel, 11’ x 8.5’ x 10’. Located in downtown Chicago, IL below State and Lake El Station. Commissioned by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events for the Year of Public Art, $25,000 budget. Sculpture integrates iconic “C” typography and stylized train tracks to form a gestalt-inspired globe (as well as spherical shapes from multiple angles), signifying Chicago as a worldwide city . 2017.

Goals

Project was conceived for Chicago's 42nd Ward with a variety of potential placement sites. Alderman Reilly had recently spearheaded a small recreational area, Gateway to the Loop, and a permanent public sculpture seemed ideal. Notably, "Loop Da Loop" is situated in a manner where multiple pedestrians and travelers notice it, cementing its future role in the overall landscape of the area.