"The Runners" Sculpture at O'Hare Airport

Chicago, IL

Dedicated in 2011 and located along the approach road at O’Hare International Airport, the 16’ tall “Runners” sculpture was a gift of the Chicago-Athens Sister Cities Committee.  The sculpture was designed by Dr. Theodoros Papagiannis, a professor at the School of Fine Arts in Athens.  2.25” thick stainless steel plates were extended down into a concrete foundation to prevent any connections from being visible.  Finite element modelling was used to determine the stresses and deflections in the rather complicated sculptural elements.

Collaborators:
Chicago Sister Cities International
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs

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