bKL’s Exhibit On Superior Gets its First Art

When you call a skyscraper “Exhibit,” it’s natural to expect the building to come with some nice art.  And that’s exactly what happened at bKL’s Exhibit on Superior (165 West Superior Street) this snowy week.

Pål Svensson and his Turning Triangle (Courtesy of bKL Architecture)

Pål Svensson and his Turning Triangle (Courtesy of bKL Architecture)

When plans for Exhibit (then called 720 LaSalle) were unveiled by Magellan Development, neighbors were excited about the public parklet on the north side of the property.  That space now has a focal point: sculptor Pål Svensson’s work Turning Triangle.

True to its name, the work of art is a triangle-shaped monolith that twists in the middle.  It’s carved from a single boulder of Swedish diabase granite.  This kind of geometric statement piece is exactly the sort of thing that Mr. Svensson is known for.  You can see more on his web site.

Turning Triangle by Pål Svensson (Photograph by Tom Harris/Courtesy bKL Architecture)
Turning Triangle by Pål Svensson (Photograph by Tom Harris/Courtesy bKL Architecture)
Turning Triangle by Pål Svensson (Photograph by Tom Harris/Courtesy bKL Architecture)
Turning Triangle by Pål Svensson (Photograph by Tom Harris/Courtesy bKL Architecture)

from Chicago Architecture http://www.chicagoarchitecture.org/2016/12/15/bkls-exhibit-on-superior-gets-its-first-art/

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