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Philip A. Hart Plaza: Pylon - Detroit, Michigan
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rattrak
N 42° 19.690 W 083° 02.650
17T E 331576 N 4688236
Quick Description: Philip A. Hart Plaza: Pylon is found at the entrance of Hart Plaza on Jefferson Avenue.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 1/20/2010 1:31:02 PM
Waymark Code: WM83G6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
Views: 9

Long Description:

Philip A. Hart Plaza: Pylon
Stands tall and proud as it welcomes visitors to the plaza. This is just one of several great piece of art here at the Hart Plaza.

Info from the SIRIS site;
Description:
A double helix that appears to make a quarter turn between the bottom and the top.
Dimensions: 120' x 7' x 7'
Remarks:
The sculpture was commissioned via Smith, Hinchman and Grylls Associates, Inc. architects, as a companion piece to Noguchi's Dodge Fountain, which was built in 1981 in Hart Plaza, an eight acre plaza in downtown Detroit. Noguchi also helped design the layout of the plaza. The $402,000 total cost of the sculpture was paid for by funds from the Detroit Capital Gifts Committee, which determines how financial gifts to the City of Detroit will be spent.

I found no inscriptions at this piece

TITLE: Philip A. Hart Plaza: Pylon

ARTIST(S): Isamu Noguchi, 1904-1988, sculptor. Shoji Sadao, 1927- , architect. Smith, Hinchman & Grylls Associates, architectural firm

DATE: 1972-1979

MEDIUM: Stainless steel

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS 87560719

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
At the entrance of Hart Plaza on Jefferson Avenue, downtown Detroit.


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
Found as listed and in very nice shape.


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