Alexander Calder's Flamingo Sculpture

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230 S Dearborn St (at W Adams St), The Loop, Chicago, IL 60604, United States
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    Howard B.
    "... are seen standing in front of Alexander Calder’s Flamingo sculpture."(2 Tips)
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    "... Day Off" (1986), Cameron and Sloan are seen standing in front of Alexander..."(2 Tips)
    Amanda A.
    "The site of the parade in Ferris Bueller's Day off."(5 Tips)
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    "Untitled sculpture in Daley Plaza"(3 Tips)
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  • Chicagoist

    Alexander Calder’s Flamingo rises up amongst the stark Bauhaus-style buildings surrounding it; an explosion of red that makes it feel like a stranger in a strange land. Read more

    Chicagoist · April 16
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  • Rachel L.

    Unique and very large.

    Rachel LaMacchia · November 19, 2014
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  • @jayelarex

    See it at night.

    @jayelarex · August 9, 2014
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    No climbing.

    @jayelarex · August 9, 2014
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  • @jayelarex

    Get a better look.

    @jayelarex · August 9, 2014
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  • Daniel P.

    Stand underneath and look up for a cool blue/black/red visual

    Daniel Phelps · May 25, 2013
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  • Amanda A.

    The site of the parade in Ferris Bueller's Day off.

    Amanda Aggen · March 4, 2013
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  • Cory H.

    July 1, 2012 - currently covered in plastic & scaffolding for renovation

    Cory Hughes · July 1, 2012
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  • Michael P.

    Squint. You might see a flamingo.

    Michael P · April 24, 2012
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  • Howard B.

    Cameron and Sloan are seen standing in front of Alexander Calder’s Flamingo sculpture.

    Howard Bell · February 10, 2012
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  • Christine

    Twist and shout Ferris Bueller style

    Christine · September 22, 2011
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  • Pang S.

    You know your twist looks so good!

    Pang S · September 22, 2011
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  • Jared H.

    The color is called "Calder Red" and was painted so to stand out from the "Mies Black" buildings that stand tall all around the plaza. Read more

    Jared Hatch · February 22, 2011
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  • Lee B.

    Farmer's Market at this location Tuesdays 8-3, June-October

    Lee Barry · September 21, 2010
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  • Explore Chicago

    In "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986), Cameron and Sloan are seen standing in front of Alexander Calder's Flamingo sculpture. Read more

    Explore Chicago · January 29, 2010
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  • Explore Chicago

    Other famous outdoor sculptures visible in this scene are Picasso's Untitled sculpture in Daley Plaza (Washington & Dearborn) and Chagall's Four Seasons mosaic (10 S. Dearborn St., Chase Tower). Read more

    Explore Chicago · January 29, 2010
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  • Explore Chicago

    In Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Ferris joins the German-American Von Steuben Day Parade on Dearborn near Madison, where he lip-syncs to "Danke Schoen" and The Beatles' "Twist and Shout". Read more

    Explore Chicago · January 29, 2010
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    Von Steuben Day celebrates Baron Friedrich von Steuben, who came to this country as a volunteer offering his services to General George Washington, and German-American Culture. Read more

    Explore Chicago · January 29, 2010
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    The three International style federal buildings that form a plaza around Calder's Flamingo were designed by the architect Mies van der Rohe. Read more

    Explore Chicago · January 29, 2010
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    The Von Steuben Day Parade happens every Sept in Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood. There you can visit the Chicago Brauhaus (4732 N. Lincoln Ave.), where it's Oktoberfest year-round. Read more

    Explore Chicago · January 29, 2010
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    Want to explore more German-American Culture in Chicago? Hop on a Brown Line train in the Loop and travel to Western Avenue to explore Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood. Read more

    Explore Chicago · January 29, 2010
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