MUSEUM CAMPUS — Goodbye for now, Sue. Hello Máximo.
The Field Museum’s famous T-rex Sue has been booted from her premier spot in the museum’s main hall in favor of a new dinosaur more suited to the enormous space. (Sue will be getting a fancy new home next year).
Enter Máximo, a Titanosaur that fills the huge hall just fine.
Installed earlier this summer, Máximo is a cast of a dinosaur (not the real bones, like Sue, although some bones are displayed nearby). He stretches 122 feet across the Stanley Field Hall and stands 28 feet tall at the head.
A Tinanosaur is the biggest animal ever to live. “Its longer than a blue whale!” the Field Museum notes.
All photos by Block Club Chicago’s Leroyesha Lane: