Salt Lake City's new shipping container art installation weighs 25,000 pounds
A 25,000-pound shipping container on the west side of Salt Lake City is being called the state's largest "above-ground art installation."
Details: The work, titled "Trade Balance," was unveiled Thursday and recognizes Salt Lake City's Northwest Quadrant.
- It was commissioned by J. Steven Price, founder and president of Price Real Estate. He partnered with Tri Square Fabrication, a local metal construction company.
Zoom in: Price said designing the project took about 600 hours, and he called getting it physically off the ground an "engineering feat."
- He noted he was inspired by other artworks made with shipping containers in Denver and Colombia.
- The installation is considered the "centerpiece" for eight other container displays throughout Salt Lake County.
Context: Salt Lake City's Northwest Quadrant is known for its thousands of acres of manufacturing and distribution facilities and warehouses.
By the numbers: The container measures 40 feet long, and its above-ground height ranges from 13 to 39 feet.
What they're saying: "What this piece really is about is the trade of decorum, the trade of diplomacy, the trade of similar values and similar interests," he said.
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