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Plane in Flight | Daugherty Field, Long Beach, CA | 2007
This project was designed and fabricated for the City of Long Beach, CA and US Aero Corporation, Denver, CO. We chose two base materials: 1/4” stainless steel plate and 1/4” 200 series copper. The copper and stainless steel are full penetration welded in a union, allowing us to use an actual airplane to sit on top of the pedestal. The sculpture has two different looks, depending on whether one travels up or down Spring St. The copper is used on the west faces of the sculpture, and is only seen when traveling from west to east. When traveling in the opposite direction, the stainless steel is visible and the copper is hidden.
Designed and Fabricated for the city of Long Beach Ca. and US aero Corporation Denver Co. We chose two base materials, stainless steel, and copper. Stainless steel plate ¼” (.25”) and 1/4 “ (.25”) 200 series copper. The copper and stainless are full penetration welded in a union, which allows us to use them as a structural member for a load of a live actual plane. The sculpture has two different looks if one travels up or down Spring Street.
The copper is used on the West faces of the sculpture and is only seen when traveling from west to east.
When traveling from east to west the stainless is viewed and the copper is hidden.