Spindle, a sculpture in Berwyn, IL, just outside Chicago is to be torn down to make way for a Walgreens. I wasn't sad when the White Castle behind my apartment was replaced by a Walgreens, but this sucks. The sculpture, made in 1989 by California artist Dustin Shuler was commonly known as “Car Kabob” and "Eight Car Pile-up." It is ostensibly being dismantled because of the rust and bird droppings festooning the cars, including a Beemer and a red slug bug. I always wondered about that, did anybody clean it? Apparently not. There has been no mention in the media of potential preservation of the piece. It would look good at the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park a few miles south at Governor's State University, right at home with Tony Tasset's new Paul Bunyan and other older works in various states of decrepitude.
This photo, by Tom Goetz, is from his website that features some other art in the strip mall where Spindle resides for the time being.