The River Speaks
City of Reading, PA. Budget: $175,000.00
Placed at the formal entrance to the City of Reading, this 4 story (42 ft.) tall mirror finish stainless steel sculpture mirrors the shapes and forms of the Schyulkill River as it flows through the city. Surrounding the sculpture in the plaza is a circle of engraved stainless steel history markers with interwoven text. Texts include the major as well as the everyday historical moments which have coalesced into Reading?s history.
?Some ground should be laid out for publick use? Wm. Penn, 1648
?We are going to break the hold these unionizers have over our workers? 1911
?Douglas Bent as he re-rights his tub during the first bathtub race down the Schuylkill? 1888
?Due to the Union Building Associations more people own homes in Reading than in any city in the country?
?If it goes in Reading it will go on Broadway? 1932