Minneapolis, MN

Structural Features

  • Nimbus is a hovering sculptural canopy in the form of a 40-foot diameter torus, supported from the ground at a single point. The overhead ring is elliptical in cross section, varying from small and shallow at its tip to large and deep at its support.
  • The sculptural shape is reflective of the parabolic moment diagram of its cantilevered form.
  • Based upon the need to limit weight, the structure is made of steel and is hollow, totaling only 20,000 lbs.
  • This sculpture provides the backdrop and overhead lighting for outdoor performances with colored light streaming through the perforations in the its “skin”.