The 60' Obelisk on Santa Rosa Avenue

It is not the Piazza di Popolo in Rome or the Place de Corncorde in Paris, in fact it is in front of the Nissan dealership on Santa Rosa Avenue. This weekend a 60 foot obelisk was set in place. It is a 52′ structure with a tube steel frame and welded bicycle parts sitting on an eight foot base.  The sculpture was  commissioned by Santa Rosa Nissan as part of their 1% for art contribution. The sculpture was created by Petaluma artists Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector. Former TLCD architect Danny Strening did the permit drawings and Kevin Zucco of  ZFA was the structural engineer. It is a pretty remarkable and sizable structure. Be sure to check it out. There was an article in the Press Democrat online version yesterday.