26-foot statue of Marilyn Monroe to be unveiled

July 13, 2011 4:25:29 AM PDT
A larger-than-life piece of pop art is under construction on Michigan Avenue.

The creation will depict a 26-foot tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe. The unveiling is this Friday.

People walking down Michigan Avenue at Pioneer Court have been watching those legs. Now they know whose face is going to be revealed.

The sculpture by artist J. Seward Johnson pays homage to Monroe's famous scene in "The Seven Year Itch" in which her skirt billows as she stands over a subway grate.

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