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Milwaukee Skyline 6

Milwaukee Skyline 6

Piece description from the artist

The Milwaukee Art Museum addition designed by Santiago Calatrava is an iconic building located next to Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
From the MAM website:
"The Museum’s signature wings, the Burke Brise Soleil, form a moveable sunscreen with a 217-foot wingspan. The brise soleil is made up of 72 steel fins, ranging in length from 26 to 105 feet. The entire structure weighs 90 tons. It takes 3.5 minutes for the wings to open or close. Sensors on the fins continually monitor wind speed and direction, so when winds exceed 23 mph for more than 3 seconds, the wings close automatically.

According to Santiago Calatrava, the Quadracci Pavilion’s design “responds to the culture of the lake: the sailboats, the weather, the sense of motion and change.” And “in the crowning element of the brise soleil,” he stated, “the building’s form is at once formal (completing the composition), functional (controlling the level of light), symbolic (opening to welcome visitors), and iconic (creating a memorable image for the Museum and the city).”

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Details

Size
24.0" x 16.0"
Medium
Photograph

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