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The Aeolian Columns - Portland, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member charlietd
N 45° 29.821 W 122° 40.978
10T E 524770 N 5038213
Quick Description: Three stainless steel columns fitted with organ pipes inside (musical art)
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 7/8/2019 11:04:58 AM
Waymark Code: WM10XXG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
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Long Description:
The Aeolian Columns is a musical art sculpture created by Lee Kelly consisting of three columns that are about 15-16 feet tall and made of stainless steel decorated with bands of porcelain enamel to add color. They are located at ground level in front of the Portland Veterans Hospital in a landscaped median between two buildings. Inside the columns are pipes that were tuned by Michael Stirling to create sound. The approximate cost was $40000.
Title of Piece: The Aeolian Columns

Artist: Lee kelly and Michael Stirling

Material/Media: Stainless steel

Date of Creation or Placement: 16 June 1989

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Portland VA Hospital, 3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Rd., Portland OR

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