“Black E.C. Tower”

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2006
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Made of anodized black aluminum and stainless steel, "Black E.C. Tower" belongs to a class of structures invented by the artist in 1948 called “tensegrity.” Tensegrity structures are composed of a network of taut tension wires enclosing an assembly of internal compression struts.

"From building things I developed skills that convinced me, even as a boy, that I could create a model of anything I might imagine," Snelson said, "Sculptures and atoms were yet to come."

This work is currently on loan from Marlborough Gallery and was installed at Pratt in the summer of 2015. Snelson passed away in December 2016.

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The addition of this artwork to the ArtAround map was supported by the Graduate Student Engagement Fund of Pratt Institute.

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Directly in front of Pratt Institute's Myrtle Hall
Brooklyn, NY

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