'Articulate Wall' by Herbert Bayer

'Articulate Wall' by Herbert Bayer


Denver, Colorado (CO), US
A signature sculpture named Articulated Wall by artist Herbert Bayer is located at the complex, bordering highway I-25. The work was dedicated in July 1995, and belongs to the Denver Art Museum.

Designed by Herbert Bayer, the 85-foot tall sculpture is recognized as one of Denver’s major landmarks. The original developer of the Denver Design Center first saw the articulated wall in Mexico City and decided it would be a perfect landmark for the Denver Design Center. The original sculpture was built for the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City and stands approximately 60 - feet tall. The original artist, Herbert Bayer, was commissioned to build the sculpture exactly like the original, only taller! The sculpture was completed in 1986 and stands 85-feet tall. Shortly after its construction, the “Articulated Wall” was donated to the Denver Art Museum as a part of its three-dimensional outdoor sculpture collection.

Interesting facts about the “Articulated Wall”

* It is constructed of 32 pieces of pre-fabricated concrete elements each measuring 41'x5'2"x2'7".

* The wall is held together, through the center of the sculpture, with a refueling mast taken from an aircraft carrier.

* Two million pounds of concrete were used to create the 85-foot tall sculpture.
A signature sculpture named Articulated Wall by artist Herbert Bayer is located at the complex, bordering highway I-25. The work was dedicated in July 1995, and belongs to the Denver Art Museum.

Designed by Herbert Bayer, the 85-foot tall sculpture is recognized as one of Denver’s major landmarks. The original developer of the Denver Design Center first saw the articulated wall in Mexico City and decided it would be a perfect landmark for the Denver Design Center. The original sculpture was built for the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City and stands approximately 60 - feet tall. The original artist, Herbert Bayer, was commissioned to build the sculpture exactly like the original, only taller! The sculpture was completed in 1986 and stands 85-feet tall. Shortly after its construction, the “Articulated Wall” was donated to the Denver Art Museum as a part of its three-dimensional outdoor sculpture collection.

Interesting facts about the “Articulated Wall”

* It is constructed of 32 pieces of pre-fabricated concrete elements each measuring 41'x5'2"x2'7".

* The wall is held together, through the center of the sculpture, with a refueling mast taken from an aircraft carrier.

* Two million pounds of concrete were used to create the 85-foot tall sculpture.
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By: kjfitz

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@ 2011-07-29 11:35:10
More photos of Bayer's Articulated wall here:

http://www.thedenvereye.com/category/sculpture/

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