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Santa Rosa Bicycle Tower

Cyclisk BikeRadar is reporting on this rather cool tower of bicycles, the City of Santa Rosa 65ft obelisk sculpted out of recycled bicycles.

I will let BikeRadar tell the story. You can click through to the full story if you so wish.

The City of Santa Rosa in California has installed a 65ft obelisk sculpted from recycled bicycles. The artwork, appropriately named ‘Cyclisk’, is the talk of the town because it was funded by car company Nissan and has gone up in the heart of the automotive district.

The obelisk was created by Petaluma-based artists Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector, who were commissioned by the city to create a dynamic new piece of artwork for the Santa Rosa corridor. It weighs 10,000lb and is made from roughly 340 recycled bicycles collected from local nonprofit community bike projects. It took nearly four months of welding to manufacture.

The project cost $37,000 and was funded by the one percent tax on a new $3.7 million Nissan dealership building. The “1% for Art” is required by the city for commercial projects that cost more than $500,000 to build.

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