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53 ||Capitol Avenue/Downtown

Olympic Games Atlanta

Olympic Games Atlanta

Artist: Elisa Arimany (b. Barcelona, Spain, r. Barcelona and Miami, FL)

Located in an open plaza along the Olympic Way at the intersection of Capitol Avenue and the I-20 exit ramp, “Games” was highly visible to those traveling to and from the Olympic Stadium during the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. The steel sculpture is an abstract assemblage of five open squares resting on a conical shape mounted on a concrete base. It was commissioned by the Cultural Legacy Initiative, which brought major permanent public works of art to Atlanta from Barcelona--the 1992 Summer Olympic City--as an Olympic cultural exchange. Today it serves as a monument to the Olympics in Atlanta and a marker leading to Turner Field.

MATERIALS: Cor-Ten Steel

Sculpture – 5’-9” w x 5’-8” d x 11’-8” h, overall
Base – 6’-7” d x 18” h


Richard Rothman & Associates, Ltd. Design Team Coordinator
Cultural Legacy Barcelona Program Coordinator
Palmer Engineering Company Structural Engineer
Bradberry Studios Fabricator
Collins Signs, Inc. Installer
Phoenix Crane Rental Company Installer
Beers Construction Company General Contractor

LOCATION: Capitol Avenue and I-20 Exit Ramp

COMMISSIONING ORGANIZATION: Corporation for Olympic Development in Atlanta (CODA)
Installation: 1996