Pike Loop Installation Removed

Posted on: September 20th, 2010 at 6:12 am by

It took a double-take before we finally realized what happened.  Walking down the Allen Street Mall near Division, the decrepit space was somehow different.  Lacking a certain something that, for the moment, we couldn’t place.  Then, the proverbial light bulb – the Pike Loop installation was quietly removed.

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Alas, naught one year later, it is no more. Sponsored by the Storefront for Art and Architecture, the undulating Pike Loop was assembled by a robotic arm named “R-O-B” in October 2009. The whole construction process drew plenty of onlookers, as did the final product, which was completed by November.  At the outset, the Loop was only to remain through January 2010, but overwhelming positive community response extended its residency. Until now.

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An outline of the wavy pattern where the bricks once sat is still visible. Here is what was:

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Watch how it was built:

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