Monday, December 30, 2013

Tucson Streetcar Poet Sculpture (aka blue head)

The Poet at night with interior blue lighting, 12/30/2013
This is the "Poet" sculpture located at the University Medical Center (UMC) stop of Tucson's new modern electric streetcar system, slated to go into service this summer.  I like it.

The Poet was created by Ben Olmstead & Simon Donovan for the Helen/Warren Streetcar stop.

The head is made up of letters of the alphabet and is illuminated from the inside with a blue light at night.  Coincidentally, the UofA's Poetry Center building is just a block west of here.  It's not as strong a blue color as my camera picked up when viewed by the human eye due to all the ambient light in the area from streetlights.

Track infrastructure is done.  Two streetcars have been delivered so far and it is getting common to see them running down the route doing test runs.  There will be a lot of test/acceptance/training runs as more cars are delivered in preparation for summer ridership.  Looking forward to it!

The Poet in Daylight

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great photographs of our art! We are exited for the next phase coming soon!


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