George Beasley, 1996
Sculpture
Galvanized mild steel, bronze, granite
City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs

Thirty-six feet in height, the "Five Points Monument" commemorates the historic intersection where trolley tracks and an artesian water tower once stood, as well as the five streets that intersect to form the heart of Downtown Atlanta. The sculpture is an asymmetric interpretation of the water tower’s traditional girder construction, its structural steel trusses alluding to the trolley tracks now buried below the street. An adjacent smaller sculpture displays texts that focus on the history and destination of each of the five streets forming the intersection: Peachtree, Edgewood, Decatur, Whitehall (South Peachtree), and Marietta. Bronze panels reference the area’s history through text, maps and other formal data.
Address
Peachtree St. NW at Marietta St. NW
ATLANTA, GA 30303
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Sculpture
Galvanized mild steel, bronze, granite
City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs

Thirty-six feet in height, the "Five Points Monument" commemorates the historic intersection where trolley tracks and an artesian water tower once stood, as well as the five streets that intersect to form the heart of Downtown Atlanta. The sculpture is an asymmetric interpretation of the water tower’s traditional girder construction, its structural steel trusses alluding to the trolley tracks now buried below the street. An adjacent smaller sculpture displays texts that focus on the history and destination of each of the five streets forming the intersection: Peachtree, Edgewood, Decatur, Whitehall (South Peachtree), and Marietta. Bronze panels reference the area’s history through text, maps and other formal data.
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