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Che Ca Gou sculpture, Chicago Place
Che Ca Gou sculpture, Chicago Place
TitleChe Ca Gou sculpture, Chicago Place
CreatorSolomon Cordwell Buenz (Firm)
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
DescriptionView of an anodized metal sculpture installed on the rear wall of the top-level food court of the Chicago Place shopping center (700 North Michigan Avenue). The sculpture depicts several of the city's iconic skyscrapers, including the John Hancock building and the Willis (Sears) Tower, arrayed in a fan shape and interspersed with large metal feathers, suggesting a Native American headdress. A group of wild onions are depicted in the center of the sculpture, and a curved panel below the cluster of onions bears the inscription "and the Illini called it Che Ca Gou." The Chicago Place shopping mall closed in early 2009, with plans to convert that space into office space with street-front retail.
NotesPhotograph credit: Brubaker, C. William, 1990
Date1990 (Chicago Place)
Geographic coverageNear North Side (Chicago, Ill.)
Community Area Number8
Subjecthigh-rise buildings
commercial buildings
LanguageEnglish
TypeImage
Formsculpture
View Descriptioninterior view
Physical Description35 mm. slide
CollectionC. William Brubaker Collection (University of Illinois at Chicago)
RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Chicago. Library. [Visual Resources].
CitationCite as [creator]. [title]. [file name]. [collection].
RightsThe University of Illinois at Chicago College of Architecture and the Arts holds reproduction and licensing rights. For more information, please email: lib-permissions@uic.edu.
DownloadsDownloads of larger files for this image are available from the C. William Brubaker set in the UIC Library Flickr collections at http://www.flickr.com/photos/uicdigital/sets/72157625021131144/.
File Namebru008_02_qF
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