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Rocket - Richardson, TX
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Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 32° 57.716 W 096° 44.690
14S E 710780 N 3649325
Quick Description: The “Rocket” is a three dimensional sculpture celebrating Heights Park history and the former playground pieces originally installed in the 1960s and removed in 2008 due to safety concerns.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 3/19/2019 6:38:42 AM
Waymark Code: WM10859
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 4

Long Description:
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"From the 1960s forward, generations of Richardsonites grew up with the Heights Parks’ space themed equipment – delighting in its globe of Saturn, and its towering four-level rocket (complete with fins, nosecone and steering wheel).

Rocket pays tribute to that progressive spirit, by playfully re-imagining the rocket’s two halves as a gateway. In the ringed sphere hovering overhead, a network of connectivity reflects the city’s ongoing technological heritage.

At the heart of an ever-evolving community in Richardson, Texas, Rocket serves as a symbol of constant transition: an opened doorway to our past, and an inviting portal to the city’s unwritten future."

Title: Rocket

Artist: Jeff Laramore

Media (materials) used: bent aluminum tube, custom fiberglass, acrylic, and programmed lighting

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Heights Park

Date of creation or placement: 2013

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