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Foundation Poured For North Loop Sculpture

A colorful lighted sculpture welcoming people to the North Loop is one step closer, with today’s pouring of the concrete foundation at 3rd and Washington Avenues.

The 13-foot sculpture was commissioned by the North Loop Neighborhood Association and funded through generous donations from more than 20 area businesses. It will hopefully be up in the park by mid-January.

Local sculptor James Brenner will create it out of steel—representing the industrial history of the neighborhood—and LED lights that will alternate in color, representing the area’s modern transformation and a welcoming attitude. The round base of the sculpture can also serve as seating for those who’d like to relax in the park.

Little more than a year ago, that strip of land where 394 exits onto Washington Avenue was overgrown with weeds and litter. But the North Loop Neighborhood Association worked with MnDOT to create a small park with new trees, shrubs and regular mowing of the grass.

We want to thank these businesses and individuals for contributing to the sculpture:

North Loop Neighborhood Association
MartinPatrick3
United Properties
Opus
Love Your Melon
JD Hoyt’s
Red Rabbit/Red Cow
Hines
Hewing Hotel
ESG Architecture
310 Development
Ovative Group
Downtown Resource Group
Deja Vu
TMBR
Schafer Richardson
Artful Living Magazine
Paster Properties
North Loop Wine and Spirits

Xcel Energy

By Mike Binkley, North Loop Neighborhood Association