FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 4, 2016
This week, the City of Kansas City, Mo., is making final preparations for the repair of the “hair curler” Sky Station sculpture that has adorned the easternmost pylon atop Bartle Hall since its installation in 1994. The sculpture, which was damaged during a lightning storm last year, will be removed by helicopter by Erickson Air-Crane. Residents are invited to view the removal of the sculpture between from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 8. The sculpture will then be transported to A. Zahner Company for repairs on Monday, May 9.
“The original Sky Stations have helped to bring iconic art to the skyline of Kansas City,” said Liz Bowman, Public Art Administrator with the Municipal Art Commission. “The Bartle Hall Sky Stations have helped establish Kansas City’s reputation as a city of arts.”
For additional information about the Sky Station sculpture, including viewing information and street closures, please visit kcmo.gov/skystations.
Media inquiries should be directed to City Architect Eric Bosch by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 816-564-0877.