Posted by on August 8, 2017
Aug 082017

Philip A. Hart Civic Center Plaza
Jefferson and Woodward Avenues
Detroit, Michigan

Pylon by Isamu Noguchi

120 feet tall by 7 feet square The Pylon is the terminus for Detroit’s main street, Woodward Avenue.

Created by Isamu Noguchi, the monumental work is of joined steel sections.   The rectangular pylon makes a quarter turn as it heads upwards to the sky.

Isamu Noguchi (November 17, 1904 – December 30, 1988) was a Japanese American artist and landscape architect whose artistic career spanned six decades, from the 1920s onward. Known for his sculpture and public works, Noguchi also designed stage sets for various Martha Graham productions, and several mass-produced lamps and furniture pieces, such as the Noguchi table for Herman Miller, some of which are still manufactured and sold.