The 800 Pound Sculptures that Flew from the Airport to the College

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Longtime locals still associate the 800 pound laminated wood sculptures with the airport, where they floated over escalators from 1980 to ’89, but they’ve hung suspended by stainless steel cables here beside the cafeteria at Florida State College of Jacksonville’s South Campus Student Center now for nearly 35 years. This is the story of architect and sculptor David Engdahl’s largest sculptures, Ascent and Descent.

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