‘Future’ at Bank of America plaza in downtown Richmond


'Future' sculpture at Bank of America plaza in downtown Richmond, Virginia.WHAT: “Future” sculpture at Bank of America plaza in downtown Richmond, Virginia.

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.

Fountain in the square at Bank of America plaza in downtown Richmond, Virginia.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Andrew Dolson on July 21, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    You know, Future was originally and for many years located where the fountain now burbles. Hugh McColl, CEO of Bank of America, took a personal interest and felt strongly that the sculpture ought to be moved out to Main Street. Also not my favorite, but I do like that quiet plaza left in its place.

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