2 -- Steel Garden, by Richard Hunt, 79th Street and US-41

(Photo by Joann  Podkul Murphy)

Chicago-based artist and world-renowned metal sculptor, Richard Hunt, and renowned South Chicago sculptor and painter, Roman Villarreal, had at one time worked in the United States Steel (later USX) steel mill that stood on this site, from 79th Street to 92nd Street, along the lake.   At its peak, the mill employed 20,000.  This piece by Hunt turns the stainless steel material into objects of natural beauty.  (See 9 and 31 for information on Roman Villarreal.)

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