Environmental Graffiti has a super cool piece on their site highlighting the 7 creepiest abandoned zoos. Frequent
readers of the blog know that I’m much enamored with the photography genre of urban decay and abandoned structures, so this one is particularly nice to peruse. I’d love to go traipse around some of these abandoned buildings.
Check out the full article on Environmental Graffiti here.
Columbus wants to complete its Scioto Mile Park with a monumental sculpture. The plan is to add a large piece of artwork along the riverfront that will become as identifiable with Columbus as the Gateway Arch is with St. Louis and the Space Needle is with Seattle.
The proposed piece would be abstract, six stories tall, made of reflective metal, and shaped like . . . the cooling tower of a nuclear plant. Not surprisingly, some people are questioning that design.
I like the idea of putting a large piece of public art along the Scioto Mile. I think it should be a bold statement, not some timid, compromise product of a committee. We don’t need another realistic sculpture like the big statue of Christopher Columbus in front of City Hall. I’m not sure how I feel about the “cooling tower” design — it seems like the shape is…
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Admission $18; seniors, adults 19–25 and students $12; ages 18 and under free
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Guggenheim Museum, a masterpiece of architecture.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
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