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Sea Spires

East 2nd Street and East Marina Drive

Long Beach, California

2011

Description

Sea Spires is an iconic transit marker for the City of Long Beach designed to encourage pedestrians, drivers, and transit riders alike to reflect upon the power of art to enhance urban communities. With an elegant profile measuring sixteen feet tall, Sea Spires is totemic and guardian-like yet composed of distinctive curves intentionally reminiscent of sea life. Located across from the Long Beach Harbor at the corner of East 2nd Street and East Marina Drive, the sculpture inspires a sense of movement along the East 2nd Street corridor and activates the transit stop’s existing bus shelter. By day, the sculpture’s stainless steel surfaces play with reflection and refraction of natural light. By night, the elements glow in harmonious uniformity.

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Photo Credit William Short

Location
East 2nd Street and East Marina Drive, Long Beach, CA

Date
2011

Medium
Stainless Steel, LED Lights

Dimensions
Three Parts, 16’ H x 5’ W x 5’ D overall

Commisioned by
Long Beach Transit, Arts Council for Long Beach

Engineer
Patrell Engineering, Glendora, CA

Subcontractors
Metal Arts Foundry, Lehi, UT

Client Reference 
Long Beach Transit

Photography 
William Short
Los Angeles, CA