Giant Paper Airplanes to Sail Over Olive Court


Paper Airplanes in Grand Park (Courtesy of Grand Park)

Paper Airplanes in Grand Park (Courtesy of Grand Park)

If you’ve ever stared out the window of a hermetically-sealed skyscraper office and wondered just how far a paper airplane could sail from this height, you’re not alone in your fantasy.  But until skyscrapers with opening windows become a thing in Los Angeles, you’ll have to settle for Grand Park.

That’s where nearly a dozen out-scaled “paper” airplanes will be erected this June as part of a functional art piece called, surprisingly enough, Paper Airplane.  The 11 mesh and steel “airplanes” that make up the sculpture will be suspended over the Olive Court portion of the park in the heart of the city’s municipal center.  They’re the work of Elenita Torres and Dean Sherriff, and will bring shade to the area just southeast of the beloved

Paper Airplane will be aloft for two years.

Paper Airplanes in Grand Park (Courtesy of Grand Park)

Paper Airplanes in Grand Park (Courtesy of Grand Park)

 

Paper Airplanes in Grand Park (Courtesy of Grand Park)

Paper Airplanes in Grand Park (Courtesy of Grand Park)

Location: 200 North Grand Avenue, Downtown Los Angeles

Wayne

Author: Wayne

Wayne is the editor of the Los Angeles Architecture Blog. He has degrees in journalism and communication, and spent 20 years as a professional broadcaster as a reporter, anchor, producer, and news director.

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