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Isamu Noguchi's Pylon - Detroit, MI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member DaveGoliath
N 42° 19.685 W 083° 02.650
17T E 331575 N 4688227
Quick Description: This pylon is a great sculpture just in simplicity.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 4/10/2009 7:23:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM6664
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member riston2
Views: 17

Long Description:

Passersby have remarked that Isamu Noguchi's pylon looks like a giant silver spike at the head of Detroit's Hart Plaza. But most city officials look at the sculpture as symbolic of the city's rebirth during Detroit's first renaissance in 1974.

Posted firmly in the stone walk leading to Jefferson Avenue, it stands like an anchor for the long streets and blocks of buildings which radiate from the downtwon area in wagon wheel fashion.

When the puzzling framework rose during construction in summer 1974, many people voiced confusion and disappointment about the design. Mayor Coleman Young reversed public doubt. "A centerpiece for the renaissance going on all around us," he proclaimed.

It is made of stainless steel and measures at 120 ft. tall.
Title: Detroit's Rebirth

Artist: Isamu Naguchi

Media (materials) used: Stainless Steel

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Hart Plaza

Date of creation or placement: 1974

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