The Hague NL (stainless steel sculpture demolished by the municipality of The Hague)
wave - 1986/1989 - stainless steel - Molenwijk-Zuid The Hague, Holland
Ever since a few of them have been trying to destroy the work; pulling at it with their cars and cutting it with their do-it-yourself grinding machines. In the early nineties the police declared the situation too dangerous and before the situation could be investigated the department of public works took it down.
This was my second project for The Hague. The first one was never installed because the advisory committee, nor the representative of the public works department knew that the intersection, for which I made a 12,5 meter steel arch, was to be reconstructed. So when the parts were ready, they were stored and returned to me in 1997. I am preparing a page which will show this work as I am looking for a new owner.
Both projects cost The Hague more than $100.000
four projects demolished
copyright © 1997
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