Giant Marilyn Monroe Now Playfully Flirting With All of Chicago

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CHICAGO, IL - JULY 15:  Spectators look at " Forever Marilyn", a sculpture by Seward Johnson, on July 15, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The stainless steel and aluminum sculpture which stands 26 feet tall and weighs 34,000 pounds will be on display in Chicago through the spring of 2012. The sculpture was inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s iconic scene in the 1955 movie Seven Year Itch.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 15: Spectators look at " Forever Marilyn", a sculpture by Seward Johnson, on July 15, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The stainless steel and aluminum sculpture which stands 26 feet tall and weighs 34,000 pounds will be on display in Chicago through the spring of 2012. The sculpture was inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s iconic scene in the 1955 movie Seven Year Itch. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Photo: Scott Olson/2011 Getty Images

A stainless steel and aluminum statue of Marilyn Monroe standing 26 feet tall and weighing 34,000 pounds was officially unveiled in Chicago today (even though the famous scene it references, from The Seven Year Itch, took place in New York). It will be on display until the spring of 2012, by which time approximately 12 million people will have their photos taken while looking up her skirt.