I’m back in the City of Chicago, at the Mag Mile.
Sitting under a giant, larger-than-life sculpture of Marilyn Monroe.
It is a 26 foot sculpture of Marilyn Monroe.
It is made of steel and aluminum.
It recreates the pose made famous in the movie,
The Seven Year Itch in which Marilyn Monroe
stands over a NY subway grate, while the breeze blows her skirt around.
Seward Johnson is the creator of Forever Marilyn sculpture. The construction of the sculpture wasn’t easy. 22,000 pounds of weight need to be added to the grate to counter balance the weight of the skirt.
Marilyn Monroe’s sculpture is enormous.
Just check out her feet … it is as long as me.
The sculpture is also designed where visitors can walk completely around it and go underneath … and look right up Miss Monroe’s skirt.
You have to wait till Wordless Wednesday
to see what’s behind/under Forever Marilyn’s sculpture.
The Forever Marilyn’s sculpture definitely gets people talking and thinking. Many local Chicagoans have mixed reactions, On the other hand, many enjoy it, particularly the visitors/tourists. For sure, it will be the most photographed attraction in Chicago’s Mag Mile. This larger-than-life Marilyn’s sculpture is slated to stay up until spring 2012.
Lots of Golden Woofs,