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North American Sundial Society

Pittsburgh  

Sundial: 909
State/Province:  Pennsylvania Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Sculpture/Artwork Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 40° 26.742' N  80° 0.485' W
Location:
  • 247 N Shore Dr (Northshore Riverfront Park)
    Northshore, Pittsburgh PA 15212
 
Description:
  • The memorial is positioned and shaped to capture sunlight through its vertical spaces. While the sun travels the horizon, columns of light shine onto the ground, highlighting words engraved in the stone below that express individual and shared experiences about the war.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: City of Pittsburgh
  • Memorial Plaque:
    ...This Memorial is positioned and shaped to capture sunlight. As the sun travels the horizon, columns of light articulate, sequentially, aspects of human spirit, experience and feelings. Through solid and void, light and shadow, the sun traces a spectrum of individual and shared experience.

    It is hoped this Memorial will become a welcome place; that it can evoke memory, emotion and vision through the eyes of each visitor. It is meant to be very personal.
  • Designer: Memorial Architect - R. Allan Christianson
  • Builder: Memorial Architect - R. Allan Christianson
  • Construction Date: Dedicated July 27,1999
 

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Last Revised: 2018-09-18 19:07
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