GREAT RIVERS BIENNIAL
Two blocks in downtown St. Louis have been transformed into something unlike anything else in the country. Those two blocks, now called "Citygarden," feature two dozen works of modern and contemporary sculpture in a completely accessible setting.
The sculptures have been sited in a series of outdoor spaces designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz, of Charlottesville, VA. The garden has been conceived as a kind of oasis, welcoming everyone and eager to interact with everyone. There are no "Do Not Touch" signs on any of the sculptures. Children will be free to run and play in a "spray plaza" featuring 102 separate jets of water in shifting, computer-controlled, color-lit patterns.
The garden represents a partnership between the City of St. Louis, which owns the land, and the Gateway Foundation, which had provided the funding - an estimate $25 million, covering design and construction, state-of-the-art lighting, ongoing maintenance, security, and insurance expenses. The cost of the sculpture, which is and will remain owned by the Foundation, is separate.
801 Market Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63101
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