In these first two segments, we’re going to learn about Jerrie Mock—and about local artists who helped commemorate the 50th anniversary of her pioneering flight around the world.
Proposed Scioto Mile ‘Cooling Tower’ Sculpture Gets Redesign
The man who designed a six-story-high sculpture planned for The Scioto Mile has changed it slightly. Artist Brian Tolle has taken some criticism for choosing a shape some people say resembles a power plant cooling tower.
He unveiled a revised sculpture on Wednesday that has no glass and a top which resembles a crown. Speaking on All Sides with Ann Fisher this morning, Tolle defended the basic shape of the sculpture
â€œItâ€™s a very, very beautiful, and a very, very flexible form thatâ€™s been adapted to all kinds of uses including skyscrapers, radio towers, any number of things,â€ Tolle says. â€œAnd the reason why itâ€™s still used and continues to be a marvel is because it allows for us to achieve great scale with great economy.â€
Tolle says the sculpture is still in design and he’s still working to secure private financing. His plans also call for the sculpture to include vegetation growing in the center.