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Ghost Ballet

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Does anyone have any information on this recently? I have not seen anything except some painting on the concrete and steel base.

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Does anyone have any information on this recently? I have not seen anything except some painting on the concrete and steel base.

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Man, its about time this thing gets finished. I would bet they dont let here do any more work for Metro due to how long its taken her to complete this one.

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I've looked over the earlier announcements and the original completion date was Spring 2007, so I suppose technically since it's only been officially Summer for a week or so, Alyce is almost on schedule. I've always assumed it would this summer.

No matter what, I'm happy to see some color coming to the East Bank. Should make some interesting photo-ops.

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I've looked over the earlier announcements and the original completion date was Spring 2007, so I suppose technically since it's only been officially Summer for a week or so, Alyce is almost on schedule. I've always assumed it would this summer.

No matter what, I'm happy to see some color coming to the East Bank. Should make some interesting photo-ops.

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Nashville so desparately needs public art that even a solid addition (in terms of qualilty; in term of size, this baby will be noteworthy on a national level) such as Ghost Ballet will be welcomed.

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That's an understatement. Here's cousin Vinny standing next to something that fell off a barge and drifted to shore from the metal recycling place. Actually, though, I do like it in its own way. I hope that it could be the start of a public art collection along the East Bank or something like that.

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Yep, the pieces are arriving. bwithers and I drove past the sight yesterday after noticing large red things at the base. Official unveiling is only a couple of weeks away.

I personally look forward to the splash of color. I think we have plenty of naked people; this should change the landscape very noticeably.

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is this thing really going to be anchored into the ground by those ugly pillars that are currently standing, as seen in the renderings? if so, what is even the point of doing this project. at least paint them red or something then it might actually be worth looking at.

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is this thing really going to be anchored into the ground by those ugly pillars that are currently standing, as seen in the renderings? if so, what is even the point of doing this project. at least paint them red or something then it might actually be worth looking at.

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According to Cannel 5, this is supposed to be up by July 26.

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It kind of looks like a unfinished roller coaster. Sorry I love public art, but this one I don't get. Atleast it will be colorful.

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^ That's just her preferred style, which is reflected in many pieces she created for other cities. Like it or not, I believe it's more attractive than all the other semi-finalist designs.

Alice Aycock, New York, NY - Winner

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Ed Carpenter, Portland, OR - Semi-Finalist

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Ean Eldred, Portland, OR - Semi-Finalist

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Dennis Oppenheim, New York, NY - Semi-Finalist

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Thomas Sayre, Raleigh, NC - Semi-Finalist

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It is sad that no local people won. I guess it is good and can't wait to ride the loop. LOL

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It's kinda like they sent the Wabash Cannonball to the roller coaster taxidermist.

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OMG!!!! How horrible is that guitar one???? Yuk!!! Well I have to say I like the Ghost Ballet. I think its very cool. Love the red and sweeping curves. I think it will become a photo op for TV camera crews when they come to town for games or Fain Fair...

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"Please keep your hands and feet inside the ride at all times"

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Originally I thought that this project was pretty silly...but this morning, as I was heading into downtown from east Nashville on Shelby Ave., I caught a really cool glimpse of this art. From the east side it definitely compliments the skyline. Nashville is definitely in need of more art throughout the city and the Ghost Ballet is a pretty damn good start.

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