Thursday, July 26, 2007

The car spindle sculpture. Cermak and Harlem Shopping Plaza. Berwyn Illinois USA. July 2007.


I took this photo after work one day in July of 2007. I had just recieved word via the local Chicagoland grapevine, that the car spindle sculpture at the Cermak and Harlem Shopping Plaza, was going to be removed from the property by late July. The sculpture site is to be redeveloped for a new Walgreens Drug Store. I spotted a few other local photographers that day, documenting the sculpture for historic posterity. This sculpture was seen in the 1992 motion picture "Wayne's World", and has been viewed by local citizens and visiting tourist alike. The Artist is trying to find a buyer / good home - for the tall sculpture of old cars.

2 comments:

lapstrake said...

SSHAA! I didn't know that thing was still there! It's been 15 years since I drove past there.

Anonymous said...

Yes, sadly it will be gone one day. The last movie to have this filmed in it was the latest one that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were in. Goodbye car spindle.