A NOT SO PRIVATE SKY
PEACE PLAZA, ROCHESTER, MN
THE CITY OF ROCHESTER, MN
GOODFRIEND MAGRUDER STRUCTURE, KRAUS-ANDERSON, HAWK AND SONS STEEL ERECTORS
A Not So Private Sky is one of four sculptures installed at Peace Plaza for the Heart of the City project. The 26ft sculpture consists of stainless steel dodecahedrons layered on top of each other. This was the first piece to be installed, signaling the official beginning of the project to the community.
Conceived to provide an inviting pedestrian-friendly zone with a wealth of opportunities to gather, from relaxing and walking among the gardens to attending festivals, concerts, pop-up markets and other city events, the plaza itself negotiates a balance between a contemplative and healing atmosphere that reverberates from the clinic, and a vibrant public space that celebrates downtown life. This space invites residents and Mayo visitors to immerse themselves in a community sky-viewing experience, bringing together two populations in more meaningful interaction.