Ben was created by Deborah Butterfield in 1989. Although appearing to be made from wood, the sculpture is actually bronze. Specific wood pieces are selected to outline the form and gesture of the horse, then cast in bronze; burning the wood away.
COVID-19 Conscious: Current Regulations
Slowly but surely, and safely, businesses are opening up along The Magnificent Mile. We can’t wait to welcome you back soon! The city of Chicago is closely monitoring key health metrics and loosening some restrictions when possible, while maintaining with health and safety as a top priority.
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Who Founded Chicago?
When the DuSable Bridge opened in 1920, it transformed a single dirt-lane road in downtown Chicago into The Magnificent Mile we know and love today. Formerly the Michigan Avenue Bridge, it was renamed in 2010 in honor of the "Father of Chicago," Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, a French Haitian and the city's first non-native settler.Read more Read more