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Client: David Weeks Studio & Miller/Anderson Ltd.

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Completion date: 2018

Project Team

Design/Art

David Weeks Studio

Curatorial/Design

Miller/Anderson Ltd.

Fabrication

Vector Custom Fabricating

Structural Engineer

Baer & Associates

Installation

MJ Erectors

Overview

David Weeks Studio and Miller/Anderson Ltd. came together to adorn this pedway in Chicago’s south loop with the beloved BOTs, a much larger version of the wildly successful desktop puzzle toy, Cubebot. Built entirely in aluminum the taller BOT, standing 23′, shoulders an enclosed pedestrian walkway while the other sits in a resting position.

Goals

Miller/Anderson wanted to bring some playful art to the street level of the Marriott Marquis building in Chicago Illinois and decided to approach David Weeks Studio to see if he would be open to having his handheld Cubebot puzzle made into a large scale sculpture. How fun! This project brings large scale joy and fun into a sometimes serious landscape.

Additional Information

Marriott Marquis (near McCormick Place) 2121 S Prairie Ave, Chicago, IL 60616 Standing Figure 23 feet tall Painted Aluminum