LOCATION: Main Street between 10th and 12th streets.
ARTIST: James Rosati.
DEDICATION: October 9, 1974.
DESCRIPTION: A cardinal red painted aluminum sculpture, 18-foot high, 23-foot wide, which sits on a 4-inch circular concrete base and is landscaped with flowers. This tripod is part of a Rosati Tripodal series.
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Not my favorite sculpture downtown, but the quaint plaza has been around for 35+ years and is pleasing. I do love the landscaping around the sculpture.
Unrelated to the “Future” sculpture, I’ve always loved the fountain in the connecting square — very Romanesque to me. There is a James River-themed mosaic on one of the walls that evokes the first landing of Captain Christopher Newport in the area that would become Richmond. Also, the small business spaces that are a part of the first floor of this complex make me think that this is what so many people say they want downtown Richmond to have more of — Big City shopping in a downtown setting.