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Nashville Announces Largest, Most Expensive Public Art

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by Todd Walker

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The city of Nashville has announced plans for its biggest and most expensive piece of public art ever.

"Sticks" is what it's called for now.

Each stick is 85-feet tall, twice the height of a telephone pole.

The whole project will cost $750,000.

It will go in the roundabout on Korean Veterans Boulevard once the city gets permission.

The land is currently owned by the state.

The SoBro area is expecting a lot of growth over the next few years, and the Metro Art Commission hopes this will be the centerpiece.

"We're pretty sure in the next two to five years the look of SoBro is going to dramatically change," said Metro Arts Executive Director Jennifer Cole. "And we wanted something that was going to grow with the city."

The money to pay for the project came from Metro's two percent for art program, which is a city savings account for art projects.

 

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