By Associated Press - Saturday, December 3, 2016

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A new landmark is in the works to greet motorists at Memphis International Airport - a towering, red and white cylindrical sculpture.

The Commercial Appeal ( ) reports the 103-foot-ball cylinder, named Giro, has been designed by California company Electroland to give passersby the illusion of turning gears.

The $300,000 public art installation would be one of the UrbanArt Commission’s most ambitious works yet.

The project has been cleared by the Federal Aviation Administration as posing no obstruction to airport operations.

Electroland is working with Memphis-based engineers and architects A2H to nail down details of fabricating the piece, and officials aren’t sure when it will be completed.

UrbanArt Commission officials hope to have a timeline for Giro by year’s end, with a possibility of seeing the piece installed next year.


Information from: The Commercial Appeal,

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