Today was a
Paley's Odyssey is comprehensively his largest composition, with each of the four individual sculptures ranging from 46 to
61 feet high and weighing in at
46,000 to 70,000 pounds.
Communication from the beginning between all parties allowed the Iowa
Department of Transportation to properly engineer Paley's plinths (located at
the four corners of the bridge) based on Paley's estimated weight, wind loads,
and dimensions during initial 2009 bridge construction.
Paley's design for the site includes four works of art constructed of bronze (which has a green patina), Cor-Ten steel (which develops a rust color) and brushed stainless steel (which reflects sunlight). Each material was chosen to represent the dialogue between the land and air and sky and light, as well as minimize future maintenance expenses.
Time for the farm report from
29 in presented us
with longer straight stretches over rolling hills. We keep looking for a herd
of Tatanka (Buffalo) to come roaming over the hills and through the valleys, but
none appeared, we did see some Black Angus if that counts for anything. South
We are currently checked into the most expensive, over a $100, Microtel I have ever been in, but it is still less expensive then any of the other motels in the area. Looking at
I can’t see why or how they manage to get these prices.
From what we’ve seen of the town it isn’t much. Sioux Falls
We skipped lunch today for lack of hunger. As we have not been in a Cracked Barrel for two days, it’s the Barrel for dinner tonight. The Pecan Crusted Catfish was real good. Judy had the Spice Glazed Pork Chop and enjoyed it. Tomorrow we start the real sightseeing part of this trip, the last four days where just to get us here in
. On the agenda in the morning is a stop in South
Dakota to see the Mitchell,
SD and then before we get to Corn
Palace …Wall Drug! Rapid