Location: Outside the Electronic Industries Association building, 2500 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia
Materials: red granite, quartz, lodestone, stainless steel
Size: Triangular piece: approx. 7 ft. 8 in. x 17 ft. 6 in. x 19 in.; Rectangular piece: approx. 13 ft. x 6 ft. x 19 in.
Description from the Smithsonian Archive: A half-circle wall of red granite is topped with a polished stone carved with a compass rose. In front of the wall is an 18 foot tower. One side of the tower is rough hewn rocks, while the other side is smooth stone with a metal zig-zag design running from top to bottom. To one side of both the wall and tower is a black and brown rock on red granite slabs. Further in that direction from the wall and tower are two curved red granite slabs.
Images: Additional pictures are available here
Additional Information is available at the Arlington Arts page (archive.org mirror)
Thanks: Much gratitude to Caroline Danforth of the Arlington County Public Art office for many of these images!
It is also worth noting that similar compass roses appear in two other works by sculptor Jim Sanborn: Find the Lodestone in Bethesda, and Kryptos at CIA Headquarters.
Page last updated: January 27, 2005
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