Urban Palisades

Location: KCMO Police - Central Patrol Division, 1200 Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO

Owner: City of Kansas City, Missouri

Artist: Jay Markel

Dedicated: February 1994

Medium: Steel, bronze


"Urban Palisades" is an urban representation of a mountain range with its intersecting metal bars forming a type of landscape. Two steel posts support a bronze latticework that creates the mountainous landscape. What looks to be a stone caught in the middle of the latticework is actually cast bronze as well. The dark-green,undulating sculpture provides a contrast to the light-coloured, geometric architecture of the police station behind it. It also casts some interesting-looking shadows.

Part of the City of Kansas City's One Percent for the Arts Program.

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