of Time, by Lorado Taft,
marks the western end of the Midway. The huge sculpture, done
in 1922, depicts a hooded figure observing a panorama of humanity.
One of the figures is Lorado Taft himself. Marble was impractical
in Chicago's climate, and bronze was too expensive, so the immense
work was done in concrete aggregate. It is currently undergoing
restoration and cannot be seen until the work is completed and
the cover removed.
"Nuclear Energy," a bronze sculpture by Henry
Moore, commemorates the first sustained
nuclear reaction, in 1941, in the squash courts under the west
stands of Stagg Field. Stagg Field has been replaced by Regenstein
marks the spot where the nuclear age began.
The statue of the Swedish naturalist Linnaeus
who gave us our
classifications of plants and animals,
stands on the Midway between Ellis and Woodlawn avenues.
At the eastern end
of the Midway stands a large equestrian statue of a Bohemian
knight, to honor Thomas
Masaryk, the first
president of Czechoslovakia.