Sunday, October 28, 2007

CBOT Plaza: Agriculture and Industry - Sculptor Unknown.

CBOT Plaza: Agriculture and Industry..
Sculptor: Unknown
Location: The Chicago Board of Trade plaza
Description: Granite / 12 foot high / Five-&-half ton weight..

These staues have a very interesting story. The plaque as seen the the middle of the stautes reads..
"These two statues one symbolizing agriculture and the other industry once stood at the main entrance of the Board of Trade Building built in 1885. The statues greeted commodity traders and the public for 45 years. Thought lost forever when the buildings were demolished in 1929 to make way for the exchange's current Art Deco structure in 2005, the statues were graciously returned to their origins through the generosity and goodwill of DuPage County Forest Preserve District." .... These statues were uncovered from the Lake Preserve forest..

Some other artwork of interest at the Chicago Board of Trade Building..
# Sculptural reliefs - By Alvin Meyer.. click here..
# Ceres - By John Bradley Storrs.. click here..
# Agriculture and Industry.. Sculptor unknown.. click here..

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