Portal

METROPOLITAN LIBRARY | ATLANTA, GEORGIA

Etched on stainless steel panels on the east façade of the sculpture are contour lines of the area’s topography using the text of W.E.B. Du Bois’ 1903 essay in which he describes Atlanta as the City of a Hundred Hills. The other side features 25 stained glass windows that are illuminated forming letters that spell out Du Bois passage and other writers’ and poets’ descriptions of Atlanta and its topography. Programed patterns show for 2 minutes followed by 13 minutes of text. The stained glass windows were repurposed from the church that was razed on the site prior to constructing the library.

To see a sample of the lightboard, visit YouTube.

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