Today is City Daily Photo Theme Day, and for August the theme is 'metal'.This is the "Eco Earth Globe" at Riverfront Park in downtown Salem. It began life as a large pressurized tank, known as the "acid ball", used by Boise Cascade for their paper mill operation. The steel ball, 26 feet in diameter, was built in Portland in 1960 and pushed by tugboat up the Willamette River to the former mill site. The mill was closed in 1982 and the property acquired by the City. The 22-acre parcel was opened as Riverfront Park in 1996.
Two-inch ceramic tiles were attached to the ball ( 86,115 in total ) to form the continents and seas and 200 ceramic icons, which were created by students and professional artists.
More info from Blue Mountain Eagle News, authors, Theda Damon Weatherford and Heather Sheedy. Read the complete article <here>.
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