Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Kleiner Park: Fabrication Update

Next week, this wind turbine (the white part) will be spinning in the breeze, producing power.  Not to mention looking amazing: gracefully dancing in the breeze 45' up :)
Everything is coming together beautifully & I cant wait to get the pieces all in place....Fabrication is coming along beautifully at Blake Trailers in Star...they are doing an amazing job: & don't even complain when I decide to make last minute changes, lol :)
The final details & finishing touches will be added this week...
This is the base of one of the sculptures: the part with the wind turbine will be attached to the top of these 2 legs...
Welding the legs to the base-plates...
Pretty big, eh??   The final sculptures will be over 45' tall...

This is an areal view of the park from about a week ago; amazing; it looks just like the design renderings...
66 acres of trees, grass, lakes, & walking paths: the park is scheduled to open to the public in April of next year...
This is the Senior Center...the round bump-out in the lake is one of the locations for my sculptures; I think its going to match the architecture of the building perfectly; matching & contrasting at the same time :)
And this is the Labyrinth; another of my sculptures will go in the center....

The park is going to be a truly unbelievable gift to the city of Meridian, & I am so thankful to be involved with such an amazing project, & even more amazing group of people who have worked so hard to make it happen :)  I am sooooo excited to see the sculptures being completed, but sad at the same time that the project is coming to a close...I am going to miss it; from design team meetings, to weekly construction updates; its been such a privilege to be involved in a project like this... 

Anyway, tears aside (lol) we are still planning on an installation for all three sculptures on Monday: it's going to take 2 big cranes: courtesy of ISE Cranes, & a crew of helpers to get it done, but I am confident that we will make it happen: the turbines will be spinning by Monday night!

More to come....

Amber