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Pete Beeman

         


Date:
2010

Dimensions:
25' deep, 25' wide, 10' high

Materials:
Powder-coated aluminum
stainless steel
plated steel
mechanics

Spalanzani's Parasol
This sculpture functions as a rain shelter and shade structure. As the crank on the central tower is turned, the structural spine and supported panels arc from one side to another travelling over fifty feet of curved track. The piece was commissioned by the Port of Portland for their new headquarters building atop the long term parking garage at the Portland International Airport.

Fabrication:
Pete Beeman
Jim Meakin
Todd Littlehales
Madden Fabrication

Engineering:
Pete Beeman
Grummel Engineering

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