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Much of it has to do with historical significance, being the first government-funded art project in the country. (right?)

The other part is since it's on such a large scale and was one of the first publically displayed art projects in the city, it's become an icon of grand rapids. That sculpture, when you see a picture of that, that means Grand Rapids. And Grapids would not be the same without it. (LOL I just typed Grapids without realising it)

The environment around it also creates a nice canvas for the sculpture. If you walk around it, from each angle it almost becomes an entirely new sculpture.

Compare various angles:

http://www.tsukigawa.net/details.php?image_id=747

http://www.tsukigawa.net/details.php?image_id=742

http://www.tsukigawa.net/details.php?image_id=745

http://www.tsukigawa.net/details.php?image_id=750

http://www.tsukigawa.net/details.php?image_id=748

http://www.tsukigawa.net/details.php?image_id=743

There's many other angles as well, but were difficult to capture in a photo.

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Actually I've taken a lot of influence from Canadian/British English.. where -ise is used instead of -ize. Also cheque, and colour rather than color. My best fried lives in Vancouver so it's hard not to pick this stuff up. What I WON'T pick up from him is his taste in architecture. He actually LIKES concrete bunkers, and has a strong dislike for glass buildings. o_O

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When I stayed in Grand Rapids I talked with someone at the hotel about this piece of art and we seemed to agree that it was overrated and on too many things. In the gift shop there was all sorts of keychains and postcards with this thing on it. I don't get what is so amazing about it.

Could be worse

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Joe Louis Fist is at the end of the page.

When I stayed in Grand Rapids I talked with someone at the hotel about this piece of art and we seemed to agree that it was overrated and on too many things. In the gift shop there was all sorts of keychains and postcards with this thing on it. I don't get what is so amazing about it.

Also sold at Fred's.

I would really enjoy having a S&P shaker set of/with the Calder (and City Hall?). I would also like one of the Spirit of Detroit.

Now the JL Fist, I'll pass.

[likes the S&S Monument in DT Detroit]

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Walkabout on a beautiful September day:

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Guys installing the big "CIVIC" over the atrium

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Linguistic humor. Love it!

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I was going to go in and say my name was Matt.

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So I went in a door of the Ledyard Bldg off of Ottawa I've never been in:

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Beautiful woodwork

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And my last from today (nice penthouse):

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