Half a Dream


#1 Not Again on 06.01.19 at 5:24 pm

Is this a $70 million public private partnership, Partner?

#2 Dumb Idea on 06.01.19 at 6:32 pm

The Sculpture Walk is a great addition to downtown.

But, this arc is about the dumbest idea I’ve seen in a long time.

#3 One who farms fleet on 06.01.19 at 11:30 pm

To steal a line from Stormy….”I thought it would be bigger”……#PettigrewWouldBeSoProud

#4 Richard on 06.02.19 at 9:21 am

This thing has always reminded me of the Crossed Swords sculpture under which you drove into Baghdad.

#5 D@ily Spin on 06.02.19 at 9:39 am

Tubular. A few people decided to ruin downtown aesthetics. You can’t plant flowers in the boulevard but the city endorses this crap. It’ll be a great place to hang 5G antennas.

#6 "'Extremely' Stable Genius" on 06.02.19 at 11:46 am

We will be sued by Saddam’s family, you know.

#7 Honorary Member of a "Leadership Team" on 06.02.19 at 11:50 am

I can’t wait until Greenpeace strings a banner across it.

#8 Blasphemo on 06.02.19 at 12:45 pm

Looks like the vapor trail from Evel Knievel’s ill-fated rocket jump over the Snake River Canyon.

#9 The Guy from Guernsey on 06.03.19 at 10:54 am

The capture of these two half dreams into a single frame is clever, indeed.

#10 Conservative Here on 06.03.19 at 2:05 pm

Waste of Tax Payer dollars, if any are being used. If its completely private, mehhh I have no input.

#11 l3wis on 06.03.19 at 3:05 pm

The story is $2.6 million in private donation and the land it is sitting on is owned by Raven/Cherapa. They also have a maintanence constingency fund and insurance.

#12 Conservative Here on 06.03.19 at 3:28 pm

Well shit in my cereal, we don’t have to pay for something very few of us will use, say it ain’t so!!!! It’s hard to believe we didn’t contribute (sarc).

On another note, while people can do what they want with their money I never understood paying that kind of money for something that only serves as an aesthetically pleasing object. I guess this is why I was always a poor art student, my stick men I drew just never sold!!! Darn

#13 l3wis on 06.03.19 at 3:56 pm

I have argued for $2.6 million they could have done hundreds of small art beautification projects throughout the city using local artists, artisans, contractors and landscapers. One of the main arguments to building the arc was ‘We need a tourist attraction downtown’ I guess Falls Park, the unique shopping and restaurants, a duplicate of the statue of david and SculptureWalk isn’t enough, oh and an unfinished parking ramp.

#14 Conservative Here on 06.03.19 at 4:56 pm

Oh Scott, you just spurred an idea. We should turn that parking ramp into a tourist attraction. Lets call it the Money Pit. Local artists could come down and paint, draw, sculpt, all kinds of things BUT, they must stick with one of the following themes:

– Greed
– Nepotism
– Corruption
– Theft
– Foolishness/Stupidity

We could have contests and award prizes, food trucks could park there, bands could play, beer sold. I can think of all kinds of things we could do. Heck maybe even an “x games” style skateboarding competition or American Ninja warrior could do an episode or 2.

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