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Ted Clausen

The River Speaks
Stainless Steel

THE RIVER SPEAKS (2002): City of Reading, PA., Stainless Steel. 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 everyday historical moments which have coalesced into Reading’s history. Text Excerpts: “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