IDEA: Civic Symbol in the Water

Great civic symbols are frequently on the water’s edge or in the water itself.  Statue of Liberty.  Sydney Opera House. Jefferson Memorial.  And lighthouses, temples and recently big ferris wheels.

The London Eye
The London Eye

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The success of any great symbol from the water is its ability to visually stand-out and anchor the vista of the city or waterfront.  It must succeed in the day and night.  And must be special to visit, not just look at.

An Idea for A Cafe
An Idea for A Cafe

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Sculptures on the water have worked to make icons for the city, but not that many.

Artist Janet Echelman, Netherlands
Artist Janet Echelman, Netherlands

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WHERE?

The City might consider at the end of the Evernia Street Pier.

Possible Icon Location on South Pier Downtown
Possible Icon Location on South Pier Downtown

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