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, 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.
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.