Check out “Funnel Tunnel” a Large New Sculpture Coming To Poydras Street

by • January 27, 2015 • Architecture & Design, BioDistrict, Central Business District, Parks & Public SpacesComments (4)6716

Sculpture for New Orleans applied with the city’s Design Advisory Committee earlier this month to install a rather large and unique sculpture called “Funnel Tunnel”. The sculpture is approximately 180 feet long and is composed of lots of reclaimed parts.

 “Sculpture for New Orleans” is an on-going sculpture exhibition placing monumental sculptures throughout New Orleans, from the well-traveled areas of Downtown, Uptown and the Garden District to City Park and the New Orleans Museum of Art. The Central Business District will be the starting point of the exhibition with James Surls’ monumental bronze and stainless steel sculpture, “Me, Knife, Diamond and Flower” in front of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

The concept of the project is to bring national and international attention to the visual arts and the artists of post-Katrina New Orleans. With the support of an international field of artists, the sculpture exhibition will give local artists a chance to assist and install artwork, as well as the opportunity to network with the visiting artists. In addition, the show will give the local artists a much-needed support structure. Plans are in place for artists to lecture at local universities, including University of New Orleans, Tulane and Xavier.

Funnel Tunnel will be located on the block of Poydras directly north of Claiborne. Here’s a street view of the particular block now:

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And here’s a diagram of the sculptures layout:

 

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4 Responses to Check out “Funnel Tunnel” a Large New Sculpture Coming To Poydras Street

  1. […] The work will take new form in New Orleans’ Poydras Corridor this summer as part of a project to bring attention to the visual arts and the artists of post-Katrina New Orleans. Local artists will assist and install the artwork on a Poydras Street median. […]

  2. […] goodbye to the 180-foot sculpture of steel and reclaimed wood, New Orleans is preparing itself to host the Funnel Tunnel on a median along Poydras Street. The art project will be resurrected this summer and installed by […]

  3. […] goodbye to the 180-foot sculpture of steel and reclaimed wood, New Orleans is preparing itself to host the Funnel Tunnel on a median along Poydras Street. The art project will be resurrected this summer and installed by […]

  4. Argol says:

    I know where the north side of (South) Claiborne is, so I guess you mean the Lake side of Claiborne.

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