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Harbor View

Long Beach, California

2004

Description

Mediating between the public and private realms of the city, this sculpture forms the entry to a residential, hotel and retail development along three blocks of Ocean Boulevard. Recalling the roller coasters of the historical amusement park which once dominated the city skyline, a four hundred foot arbor dips and soars between the boulevard and the new development framing the public space of Victory Park. Large lighting sculptures comprised of stainless steel and woven fiber optic cables flank the entry and highlight a new retail environment.

Information

INFORMATION

Photo Credit Rik Sferra

Location
Long Beach, CA

Date
2004

Medium
Stainless Steel, Epoxy Painted Steel, LED Lights, and Fiber Optics

Dimensions
Sculpture 22’ H x 5’ W x 5’ D; Arbor 2 Parts 18’ H x 150’ W x 14’ D each 

Commissioned by
Camden Development, Newport Beach, California

Engineer
Prabhu Engineering, Los Angeles, CA

Contractor
IZ Construction

Subcontractor
Metal Morphosis

Client Reference
Jorge Pardo previously with Corporation for Public Art, Long Beach, now with Los Angeles MTA

Photography 
Rik Sferra,
Minneapolis, MN