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What Do You Think Of Proposed Wings For Navy Pier?

A conceptual rendering of the proposed Navy Pier in downtown San Diego.

Above: A conceptual rendering of the proposed Navy Pier in downtown San Diego.

What do you think of the "Wings of Freedom" sculpture proposed for Navy Pier? We want to hear from you!

The port commission is considering a proposed waterfront park at Navy Pier that will include two massive (skyscraper-sized) sculptures perched at water's edge. Scaling 500 ft., the wing-like sculpture was designed by former San Diegan (he moved three years ago) and modernist sculptor Malcolm Leland.

Based on location and design, the "Wings" could become an iconic work for San Diego, becoming a focal point for skyline photographs, waterfront strolls, and sailors gazing back towards shore.

A U-T article by Roger Showley lays out the background of the proposed park and sculpture. A series of public meetings begin at the end of November where San Diegans can voice their opinions. But you can also voice them here!

Do you like the winged sculpture? Is this the best way to visually represent San Diego?

Stay tuned as I follow-up with a profile on sculptor Malcolm Leland. You can find his work all over San Diego and Los Angeles, including in two current exhibits: the Mingei International's "Craft Revolution" exhibit and LACMA's "California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way."

The Midway Museum (developers of the proposed park and sculpture) will hold three public meetings on the Navy Pier plan, all at the port's headquarters, 3165 Pacific Highway: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 9 a.m. Dec. 10.

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