An Icon for Nashville’s East Bank Greenway.
It is as long as the biggest boats and barges on the river, springing from the old crane base beside the water, bridging across to the park in front of the stadium, and winding its way north along the river bank. Pedestrians wander beside and beneath it, enjoying the company of this friendly interloper. Remnant, bridge, sculpture – it could be any or all, could be old or new, reminiscent of a bygone industrial rig or some “thang” that crawled up out of the Cumberland River. Its straightforward construction and reclaimed truss body are reminders of the hard-working heritage of the site. Its whimsical forms suggest an enigmatic creature inhabiting the park as playful mascot and civic protector. Its bright yellow color and multi-point lighting create a sparkling profile from great distances day and night. Its leviathan scale gets the most from salvaged materials and from the site. Its abstract and friendly nature make it irresistible to citizens of all ages and walks of life. Competition proposal, not realized.
Ed Carpenter Studio
1812 NW 24th Avenue
Portland, Oregon USA 97210
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