Dixi Carrillo, EDAW
“Homage to King ”
Artist: Xavier Medina-Company (b. Barcelona, Spain, 1943,
This dramatic sculpture—a profile of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his arm outstretched--literally welcomes people to the King National Historic Site at the southwest corner of Boulevard and Freedom Parkway. It was commissioned by the Cultural Legacy Initiative, which brought major permanent public works of art to Atlanta from Barcelona--the 1992 Summer Olympic City--as an Olympic cultural exchange. Cut and rolled from plate steel, the sculpture is integrated with the bicycle and pedestrian path project linking the Georgia Institute of Technology to Freedom Parkway.
MATERIALS: Cor-Ten Steel
16' w x 2 ¾" d x 10'-0'’ h
Support Pole - 2' 0" diameter x 7' 4" h
|Cultural Legacy Barcelona
| Palmer Engineering Company
|Ramón Luminance Design
|Diamond Electrical Contractors, Inc.
|Phoenix Crane Rental Company
|Valley Crest Landscape, Inc.
|| Landscape Contractor
|Randolph & Company
LOCATION: Boulevard and Freedom Parkway
Corporation for Olympic Development in Atlanta (CODA)