Name that Flyover city! — Jan 8, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City!

Let’s review the questions.

  1. La Grande Vitesse, a public sculpture commonly known as “the Calder,” is located in this city.
  2. Historians credit this city with having three founding fathers, Solomon Juneau, Byron Kilbourn, and George Walker.
  3. This city’s Main Street is second only to New York City for the largest collection of cast-iron architecture in the nation.

And here are the answers:

  1. Grand Rapids, MI—The sculpture, by American artist Alexander Calder, was installed in 1969 and is located on the large concrete plaza surrounding City Hall and the Kent County Building. A couple of months before the sculpture’s dedication, Calder critic Robert Blandford said “If you took a Calder and put it next to a pile of welded junk and didn’t tell the average person which was which, 99 out of 100 people wouldn’t know the difference.”
  2. Milwaukee, WI—Solomon Juneau settled east of the Milwaukee river, Byron Kilbourn settled west, and George Walker settled in the South.
  3. Louisville, KY—Most constructed between 1857 and 1905, the load-bearing façades composed of prefabricated, cast parts which allowed the designers to maximize street-level windows.

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