Bears in Pedway this winter
When: December 20-March 21, 2020
Where: Pedway outside Macy’s, Thompson Center Lower Level and Daley Center Concourse.
In celebration of winter and to draw attention to the Pedway, Chicago Loop Alliance’s “Massimals in the Loop” art installation will be on display through the winter.
The bears are called Massimals, and presented at a variety of scales, each Massimal demonstrates a “transformation of color as you move around and through the traveling herd distributed throughout the Pedway”. The Massimals pictured below are all outside Macy’s. I’ll be checking out the other ones this week.
“The spirit of ‘Massimals in the Loop’ is to take this underutilized or underappreciated public space and invite people into it to experience it in a new and exciting way,” said Chicago Loop Alliance Director of Planning Kalindi Parikh. “We see the Pedway as an asset to the Loop, and we want it to receive attention and appreciation, so people see it as more than an underground route from A to B. Chicago is known for amazing public art; there’s no reason the Pedway can’t play host to it.”