Renaissance Weather Station
Project Area: CT/South Park
Project: Renaissance Tower
Project Location: 501 Olympic Boulevard
Project Type: Developer
Piercing high into the air of the courtyard shared by FIDM and the Renaissance Tower is the crisp silhouette of a steel black mock weather station with a copper directional arrow and wind speed vane. The mock weather station is approximately 40’ h and has a colorful cloth mounted on the tapered 12’ h flagpole. While this sculpture was created to disguise an exhaust duct located in the middle of the development's courtyard, it also serves to activate this space as winds off the street set into motion the sculpture's wind directional vane on top and the wind speed vane below. According to the artist, this piece acts as a "baramoter of the day" for the public.
This sculpture has two companion pieces nearby -- Renaissance Turbine, located in the Hope Street arcade, and Light Refractor Rings, located near the main entrance arcade of Renaissance Tower.
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