‘Big Mo’ Sculpture at River’s Edge Park

Council Bluffs, Iowa

Chroma Design worked with artist Mark di Suvero’s Spacetime Studio to site and illuminate his 75-foot tall steel creation known as ‘Big Mo.’ It is now a visual icon on the banks of the Missouri River and a centerpiece for the recently completed River’s Edge Park, designed by Sasaki Associates. The park is home to the annual Loessfest, a weeklong free community event that features fun for all ages in this dramatic setting. The sculpture is topped by a 15-foot diameter freely rotating disc and its stainless steel wind tube. Together they make a fascinating kinetic piece, perched high above the surrounding landscape. They move and spin in the almost constant breeze. The white LED night lighting of the sculpture enhances its ‘International Orange’ color and enlivens the view of the waterfront from downtown Omaha and the surrounding public spaces.

Project Role: Prime Consultant
Project Size: 10,000 S.F.
Project Cost: $175,000 + Art
Completed: 2015
Client: Iowa West Foundation
Iowa landscape architecture firm
Iowa landscape architecture firm
Iowa landscape architecture firm
Iowa landscape architecture firm

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