WBEZ Statue at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois

When I first saw this sculpture on Navy Pier in Chicago, I thought it was just random jumble of alphabet letters and numbers. But on closer inspection, this sculpture by artist John Adduci spells out “WBEZ 91.5 FM” for WBEZ, the Chicago Public Radio station.

WBEZ Statue at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois

WBEZ, which broadcasts National Public Radio programming, civic affairs shows, and jazz, among other music, moved into a space on Navy Pier in September 1995. The WBEZ statue commemorates it’s move from W. Adams St.

WBEZ Statue at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois

WBEZ Statue at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois


Navy Pier WBEZ Statue

Location: Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Date: April 11, 2009


Step into the past! Many of the other Navy Pier attractions are gone, but not forgotten. Learn more here about The Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows, the giant Häagen-Dazs Big Ice Cream Cone, and the former Navy Pier Ferris Wheel (it’s since been torn down and replaced) that once graced the Chicago tourist attraction.

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WBEZ Statue at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois
WBEZ Statue at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois

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Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited hundreds roadside attractions across the United States and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!