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Old 08-08-2007, 06:54 PM
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Re: Air Force Memorial, Art and Engineering

Heath - You're right about the nighttime appearance of the piece. On at least one of the shafts, each individual sheet of metal identifies itself by straight-line joins to the next piece. An odd series of smallish spots runs down the surface of another shaft.

I'm sure you're right about the surface "being the piece", as weight requires the piece be hollow - hence the triangular cross section. I don't want to fault architects in general, but this work really is not a sculpture, but a piece of architecture with a sculptural "feel", and quality control pretty clearly was lax.
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