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    Neighborhoods, Business Districts, and Cities Turn-Around from Public Art?

    As inspired by michaelskis...

    What do you think are some of the biggest neighborhood, business district, or city turn-arounds from public art installations?

    Internationally, I can think of the Guggenheim in Bilboa, Spain, design by Frank Gehry. Yes, technically, it is a building. Yet it does act as art, you know, the Starchitect Effect.


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    St. Louis Arch is claimed to be an example.

    I'm not so sure.

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    I would add Santiago Calatrava's Milwaukee Art Museum

    The "wings" rise and fall over the building moving over time to allow natural light into the galleries, but defending the works from harmful direct exposure to the sun. Depending on the "stance" of the building, and the direction of your observation, the building takes many forms: A ships prow, a whale tail splashing from the waves (yes we know its lake michigan), a gull in flight, etc.




    (off course, this is Milwaukee, so our promotions go a little like this...

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    What about Fremont in Seattle? Has Waiting for the Interurban done anything to help that hippie neighborhood? What about the troll? [And what of Adobe's influence... ahhh, hell, that's another thread ain't it?!]

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