KANSAS CITY 'FRENCH TICKLER' BARTLE HALL SKY STATION SCULPTURE WILL RETURN SUNDAY!!!
From now on, if Kansas City claims to be "artsy" let's call this thing "The French Tickler" if holding on to the "Paris of the Plain" tag is really important . . .
A nice note sent our way and recent video of the artsy object being carefully moved into place . . .
"This is the "hair curler" for the one on top of Bartle Hall that was struck by lighting months ago. It was removed by helicopter and will be replaced by helicopter on Sunday."
Official word . . .
City to reinstall Bartle Hall Sky Station sculpture after repair from lightning strike
The City of Kansas City, Missouri, and A. Zahner Company will reinstall the Sky Station sculpture that was removed in May after lightning struck the easternmost 300-foot pylon at the Kansas City Convention Center.
The reinstallation of the 12-ton metal sculpture is planned for Sunday, Sept. 18, starting as early as 7 a.m. For information on street closures that will impact downtown traffic flow, please visit www.KCMO.gov/SkyStations. That site also has information on parking and designated viewing areas.
We are so grateful to the project team for repairing the Sky Station. We are really looking forward to the sculpture regaining its iconic perch on the Kansas City skyline,’’ said Liz Bowman, Public Art Administrator with the Municipal Art Commission. `’The Bartle Hall Sky Stations have helped establish Kansas City’s reputation as an ‘Art City.’’