Was the Arc of Dreams misplaced?

I will admit, I have looked at the Arc of Dreams several times at different angles from far away and up close. Depending on how you look at it you find something unique each time. It is quite the structure and engineering feat. But one of the things you will notice is that the only place you can really get a good view of the entire structure is from the North standing on the 6th street bridge or river greenway. You would also miss it if driving in a car over the bridge unless you happen to look over at it.

Some have questioned it’s location. First off, since it was privately funded they had to situate it on private property yet putting it in a public space. While the structure is mounted on private property, it crosses a public waterway.

As you can see below, most large sculptures, like the FLAMINGO in Chicago is placed in a large courtyard area so it can be viewed from 4 directions. I actually think a great place for the Arc would have been on North Minnesota Avenue coming into town from the airport, or others have suggested over the Levitt yard. Obviously the limitation was placing this on private property, but I think an easement could have been figured out.

It will be interesting to read reviews of it’s placement over the next couple of years.



4 comments ↓

#1 '''Extremely' Stable Genius" on 07.15.19 at 4:30 pm

Fawick Park! It would stand out more, then The Flying Wallendas could walk from it to one of the viaducts.

#2 Bruce on 07.16.19 at 7:23 am

Oh I remember the excitement of a young man’s eyes when he saw the FLAMINGO in Chicago for the first time.

#3 anominous on 07.16.19 at 9:34 am

it symbolizes the unparalleled fiduciary derring-do of the townie baby boomer riche.

#4 LJL on 07.16.19 at 12:51 pm

You can tuck it up Jeff sleazeylight’s ass for all I care. I didnt pay for it.

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