Client: Nevada Dept. of Transportation
Location: Reno, NV, United States
Completion date: 2017
Artwork budget: $300,000
Kate Raudenbush LLC
“A symbolic rite of passage to honor humanity’s transition to a sustainable and harmonious technological future.”
The objective: to create an inspiring 30' tall gateway sculpture at the entrance of the new Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, NV, to mark the opening of the largest tech park in the USA, home of the visionary Tesla Gigafactory.
The Nevada DOT and Ames Construction project management, structural engineers, artist & fabricators collaborated to meet strict DOT requirements for materials, 102 mph wind loads, lighting, fabrication and long term maintenance of a permanent public artwork, while not sacrificing the vision or aesthetic impact of the artwork.
More information can be found on the Artist's website: www.kateraudenbush.com