The large polished steel obelisk, which is part of Southwestern Bell Corporation’s extensive art collection, anchors the corner directly across from Richard Serra’s Twain. The contrast between the two is complete in both content and form: while Twainhighlights the flatness of the landscape, Obelisk zooms skyward as if to mimic the surrounding skyscrapers; Twain is made of self-weathering, brown steel and Obelisk‘s polished steel surface has a pastel purple insert.
Dimensions: 36′ x 9′ x 9′
Year Completed: 1985
Material: Painted steel
Owner: Southwestern Bell Telephone Corporation
Donor: Southwestern Bell Telephone Corporation collection