Magnificent Mile Sculpture: Green Revolution

This temporary sculpture installation along Chicago’s renowned North Michigan Avenue combines changing light pylons with clear plastic boxes of foliage. Dubbed “Green Revolution,” the pieces mitigate between the naturalistically planted sidewalk beds and the street’s iconic traditional and contemporary architecture. The lights are programmed to alternate between complementary and contrasting color schemes. The scale of the sculpture—larger than the plants, but smaller than the trees—provides a strong man-made counterpoint to their adjacent vegetative neighbors, posing profound questions about man and nature within the urban realm.

AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS:
2009 Tulips on the Magnificent Mile Competition, Most Magnificent Award

LOCATION: Chicago, IL
CLIENT: The Greater North Michigan Avenue Association
DESIGN ARCHITECT: UrbanWorks, Ltd.
PROJECT INITIATION: 2009
COMPLETION OF WORK: 2009