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Red Flamingo Sculpture

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In the unlikely city of Chicago, a 53-foot-high startlingly vermilion flamingo is located in the Federal Plaza. Created by artist Alexander Calder and unveiled in 1974, this giant avian was constructed of 50 tons of steel is painted in a color named for the artist, "Calder Red." The dramatic shade was intended - it was meant to offset the leaden colors of the surrounding buildings. The tall arched design allows visitors to walk around and through the sculpture or to take great selfies!