CoolGlobes Chicago 2007

From June-September 2007, the City of Chicago hosted “CoolGlobes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet,” an innovative project that uses the medium of public art to inspire individuals and organizations to take action against global warming.

Giant Globes Inc. designed, crafted and produced 150 five foot diameter fiberglass globes with the continents in exaggerated relief. We also built 280 miniature versions for tabletop display. In 2007 Bill Clinton gave several of our mini-globes to recipients of his Global Citizenship Award.

The exhibit featured over 100 sculpted globes, each five feet in diameter, displayed along Chicago’s lakefront from the Field Museum north to Navy Pier. Artists from around the world, including Jim Dine, Yair Engel, Tom Van Sant and Juame Plensa, designed the globes using a variety of materials to transform their plain white sphere to create awareness and provoke discussion about potential solutions to global warming.

CoolGlobes has since expanded the concept to 13 other cities around the world including L.A., San Francisco, Copenhagen, Geneva, Marseille, Amsterdam, Jerusalem and most recently Boston in 2013, all the while using our iconic design.



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