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1840 – 1990

1840 - 1990

Attempting to embellish one of the 1960s buildings on campus, the Rankine Building, featured on Tuesday, is this stainless steel sculpture entitled “1840 – 1990”. The plaque underneath reads:

This sculpture, by LUCY BAIRD, commemorates the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Regius Chair of Civil Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Glasgow. It was made possible through the generosity principally of Norwest Holst; also of British Steel Stainless, graduates of the Department of Civil Engineering, local civil engineering companies, the Scottish Arts Council, and the City of Glasgow District Council.

I can’t decide whether or not I like this sculpture. I think it fits the Rankine Building, but at the same time it might look better because of the what the building it resides on. What do you think? Like it, love it, or hate it?

Next question: what is the sculpture supposed to represent?

[Poll #11: Where did you live in your first year at Glasgow University?]
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© 2010

One response

  1. phillip hamilton

    To any one that may be interested ,I was the fabricator who made the sculpture for Lucy,great fun and very interesting.Lucy if you see this please drop me a line to say hallo,cheers Phil.

    June 17, 2010 at 3:07 pm

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