Who authorized the Arc of Dreams placement?

I still can’t figure out who approved the placement of Arc of Dreams? The city council surely hasn’t.

I ask this question now because the piece is almost completed and $1 million in private money has been raised for it.

Some important questions to ask;

Will it be placed on private property (Raven and Cherapa) or city property?

Was there approval from CORP of Engineers since it goes over the river?

Depending on where it is placed (let’s assume city property) who will be paying for it’s maintenance? A large sculpture like this will need regular maintenance.

I have some of these questions into the city council. We will see what answers we get. There just seems to be a lot secrecy surrounding the project.


#1 The D@ily Spin on 08.30.17 at 5:53 pm

For sure there will be climbers hanging banners. How much more is city liability insurance? Will there be a special city team to remove the banners and tied together tennis shoes?
Finally, somewhere for the geese to crap from.
Will there be a buried 50′ square lightning arrest field on both sides?

#2 Emoluments Clause on 08.30.17 at 9:20 pm

Maybe Saddam did….

#3 The D@ily Spin on 08.31.17 at 8:02 am

Is this a Tom Cruise Mission Impossible jump for Scientology?
Is it a temanufactured Masonic Arc of the Covenant?
Oh, it’s a new RC Drone hobbyist obstacle course.
A Tesla or Edison experiment?
Ramps for Robby Kneival to jump the Sioux River in a Barbie Car?

Whatever it is, it’ll be a subject for jokes and waste of resources. There’s a foolish insensible crazy millionaire here. Another Sioux Falls first.

#4 l3wis on 08.31.17 at 5:28 pm

I got an answer to one of my questions. The sculpture will be sitting on private property. BUT it still crosses a water way, so shouldn’t the CORP approve that? Also, the city really needs to permit this just like any other building project on private property. Has that process started?

#5 Emoluments Clause on 08.31.17 at 7:00 pm

Is the Sioux River considered navigable waters? I believe it has to be classified as such before the CORP gets involved…But what about the SDGF&P?

#6 The D@ily Spin on 09.01.17 at 11:27 am

Per land law, wider than 30′ is a navigable stream. It’s not deep enough for shipping but what if I wanted to put a sail on my canoe?

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