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"A Monumental Journey" Wins 2021 IDEAS2 Merit Award

"A Monumental Journey" Wins 2021 IDEAS2 Merit Award

Photo: MJ Rowe

"A Monumental Journey" by Kerry James Marshall was one of ten innovative projects to win a top Steel Design Award this year. Sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS²) Award program recognizes projects that illustrate the possibilities of building with structural steel. Marshall designed the sculpture for the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation. The sculpture is made of manganese, ironspot brick, steel, and granite and measures approx. H. 30 ft, D. 19 ft. Read more and see a full list of project winners
Albina bent various materials for this project including:
3 x 40 ft: 5" X 5" X 5/16" ANGLE A36. Cut and bent to net 8 pcs (leg out). Bent down to a 68” inside radius.
1 x 20 ft: MC3 X 7.1# A36. Cut and bent to net 2 pcs (flanges in).
2 x 48 ft: TS 6" X 6" X .625" WALL A500 GR B. Cut and bent to net 4 pcs. Bent down to a 58” inside radius.
1 x 48 ft: TS 6" X 6" X .375" WALL A500 GR B. Cut and bent to net 2 pcs. Bent down to a 77” inside radius.

Photo: Ben Easter

 A Monumental Journey by Kerry James Marshall Des Moines Iowa

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 A Monumental Journey by Kerry James Marshall Des Moines Iowa

 A Monumental Journey by Kerry James Marshall Des Moines Iowa

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