Bat Column in Chicago

BatColumnWhile in Chicago I also wanted to find the Bat Column, a steel and aluminum sculpture designed by Claes Oldenburg.  It is on the grounds of the Social Security Building on West Madison Street.  My friends and I walked down Madison Street, keeping an eye out for this column.  Unknown to me, my friends thought it was something else and were looking for another kind of bat column.  They were quite surprised to discover the sculpture was a baseball bat instead of a column of bats–the flying kind!

I always enjoy Claes Oldenburg’s gigantic sculptures of ordinary things. : )

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