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Urban Circle

38th and 46th Street Stations, Hiawatha Light Rail Line

Minneapolis, Minnesota

2004

Description

Commemorating the history of the streetcar and classic bungalow architecture in Minneapolis, this bronze sculpture, located in the roof of the 38th St. Station, is a picture of changing urbanism. Through the inter-city connection of the new Hiawatha Light Rail line, a circle is drawn between the history of flight from the city to the suburbs, when streetcar transportation was abandoned, to the return of living and working in the city and the reestablishment of public transportation through light rail.

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Photo Credit Rik Sferra

Location
38th and 46th Street Stations, Hiawatha Light Rail Line, Minneapolis, MN

Date
2004

Medium
Rolled Bronze Sheet, Cast Bronze

Commissioned by
Hiawatha Public Art and Design Program

Architect
Meyer Scherer and Rockcastle

Engineers
Toltz, King, Duvall, Anderson and Associates, St. Paul, MN
Patrell Engineering, Glendora, CA

Subcontractor
Metal Arts Foundry, Lehi, UT

Client Reference
David Allen, Program Manager, Hiawatha Public Art and Design Program, Minneapolis now with Arts in Transit Metro St. Louis

Photography 
Rik Sferra,
Minneapolis, MN