Tuesday, July 10, 2007


The Tribune:

Berwyn Losing Quirky Sculpture

Suburban Chicago's "car kabob" will soon be no more.

The kitschy landmark, that once made a cameo in the 1992 movie "Wayne's World," will be dismantled to make way for a pharmacy.

Officially named "Spindle," the towering sculpture features eight cars impaled on a massive steel pipe. Despite years of rust and layers of bird droppings, it continues to draw movie fans to Berwyn.

Mayor Michael O'Connor said the quirky sculpture will be removed this summer to make way for a Walgreens. O'Connor adds that he's enjoyed the attention Berwyn has gotten because of the sculpture, which is also known as the "Eight Car Pile-up."

California artist Dustin Shuler built the piece in 1989 and called the dismantling "painful."

Son on a bitch. I mean, Cermak Plaza already took down Nancy Rubens' gigantic pigeon hutch, now they're taking down the car kebob? What will the little kids of the future look at when they're stuck at Hancock Fabrics with their moms for hours and hours?

I hate everything.

1 comment:

jek-a-go-go said...

sheesh...i guess the we all just can't function without yet another walgreen's...i hate everyrthing also. blech!

(oh no! hat are we gonna do there aren't enough Walgreen's out there! Where else will they refuse to refill my birth control?)

this makes me sad and I haven't even ever heard of the car kabob. bummer.

Your garden looks spiffy though!

Happy summer!