Dining Chicago



The a 101-foot-tall outdoor sculpture was designed by Claes Oldenburg, and it is situated next to the Harold Washington Social Security Administration Building.

A plaque on the sculpture reads: "Oldenburg selected the baseball bat as an emblem of Chicago's ambition and vigor. The sculpture's verticality echoes the city's dramatic skyline, while its form and scale cleverly allude to more traditional civic monuments, such as obelisks and memorial columns.

Location Information

Address: 600 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60661

Neighborhood: West Loop

Region: Chicago West

County: Cook County

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