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Laumeir Sculpture Park turns 40!

October 17, 2017

Happy 40th anniversary to Laumeir Sculpture Park! One of the park’s best-known works, “The Way”, was completed by Alexander Liberman in 1980. Kozeny-Wagner served as the prime contractor for Liberman. Constructed from eighteen salvaged steel oil tanks, the sculpture is 65 feet tall, 102 feet wide, and 100 feet deep, and weighs 55 tons. It is painted cadmium red. The park website describes the sculpture as a modernist work, “meant to represent the awe-inspiring impact of classical Greek temples and mammoth Gothic-style cathedrals” and modeled on post and lintel architecture.  “The Way” was composed on-site in a clearing later named “Way Field”. The work was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and a donation by Alvin J. Siteman.