Another shiny metal sculpture has risen at Silo City, in close proximity to a number of other artistic pieces built in recent years at the site, including Elevator B and Cascade (see here).
The newest addition dwarfs its predecessors in size (20 feet tall and billowing out along Ohio Street like a gleaming stylized sail) thanks to the teamwork of UB architecture faculty members Nick Bruscia and Chris Romano.
The two worked with Rigidized Metals materials in order to showcase how the super thin metal materials (152 pieces all total) could lend themselves to a permanent sculpture that would act as a billboard both for The School of Architecture and Planning, and the headquarters of Rigidized Metals (located along Ohio Street).
The newest intricately assembled sculpture is refreshingly juxtaposed against the backdrop of the old industrial silos found along the Buffalo River. This particular collaboration occurred after higher ups in the department at UB asked that the students reach out to local manufacturers in the community to develop ways to showcase products through built-work scenarios such as the one that we see here (also see partnership with Boston Valley Terra Cotta).