Project Area: Bunker Hill
Project: Bank of America Plaza
Project Location: 333 S. Hope Street
Project Type: Developer Initiated
Alexander Calder’s Four Arches is a gleeful 63' h abstract sculpture made of carbon plate steel and painted a bold vermilion. The sculpture is located at the top of a flight of subtly sloping steps in the plaza of a 52-story office tower. Surrounded on all sides by trees, colorful potted plants, and modernist office buildings, Four Arches’ immense reddish main curves stem from one main spine and race through the sky like steel ribbons. Almost hypnotically, the sculpture slightly rises off the ground with parts of the finely brick-worked terrace extending along with the bases of the sculpture like individual organic pedestals for each supporting limb. This striking painted sculpture has a high profile on Bunker Hill and serves as a distinctive landmark that beautifully frames the surrounding buildings and a small nearby park area.