Shadow stretches over 13th street to low rooftops.
Shadow tip lands in front yard of Newcomers High School on 28th Street and 41st Ave.
Santiago Calatrava, architect, sculptor. (also see Turtle Bridge)
Barcelona, Spain, 1991
Calatrava’s original 130 meter communications tower was built for Telefónica in the heart of the 1992 Olympic site, to carry coverage of the Games. Aside from its distinctive structural form, the tower is innovative in enclosing the circular platform of microwave dishes. The overall form of the tower is based on a Calatrava sketch of a kneeling figure making an offering. The base on which the figure ‘kneels’ is covered in broken glazed tiles in recognition of Gaudi (though with more restrained colors). The orientation of the tower means that the shadow of the central needle on the circular platform acts as a sundial. (reference here)
The Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Frankfort, KY.
The names of 1,103 Kentuckians lost in the war are engraved into the plaza, including 23 missing in action. Each name is placed so that the tip of the shadow touches the name on the anniversary of the person’s death.
A huge public clock installed in the European town cathedral in 1860. Much more about it here.
Shadow crosses Queensborough Plaza elevated train stop (7 & N/W) and lands on the low flat building roofs at the corner of Cresent and Queensborough Plaza North. Photos from the train platform, looking south and north.