What Household Object Best Represents Chicago?

One day in the 1970’s, Swedish artist Claes Oldenburg picked an object to represent Chicago.  He chose a baseball bat. That’s how the “Batcolumn” came to be.  The federal government commissioned the work of art (your tax dollars at work) to be placed outside the Harold Washington Social Security Center (600 West Madison Street) in the West Loop. As a person of enhanced girth, I would have chosen a pizza cutter...

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