Windy City Statue of Marilyn Monroe Being Removed

By: WSAW Staff
By: WSAW Staff

Chicagoans and other fans have only one more week to spend with Marilyn.

The Windy City's 25-foot-tall pop-art statue of actress Marilyn Monroe is being removed; the installation was always meant to be a temporary one.

It initially inspired debate when it was unveiled, as some thought the pose was a little tacky for the outdoor location. Others said Miss Monroe's exposed legs and old-fashioned undergarments are pretty tame by today's standards.

Either way, the statue has prompted tourists and locals alike to pose next to it for photographs.

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