Name that Flyover city! — Jan 8, 2020
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Let’s review the questions.
- La Grande Vitesse, a public sculpture commonly known as “the Calder,” is located in this city.
- Historians credit this city with having three founding fathers, Solomon Juneau, Byron Kilbourn, and George Walker.
- 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:
- 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.”
- Milwaukee, WI—Solomon Juneau settled east of the Milwaukee river, Byron Kilbourn settled west, and George Walker settled in the South.
- 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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