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HHS_200907_01.JPG: Abstract Sculptures of DC: Heroic Shore Points
This bright red sculpture adds a major swath of color to the grey buildings that surround it.
As described by sculptor James Rosati, the Brutalist-style Humphrey Building didn’t have much energy or light because of its mostly grey or neutral-toned concrete exterior. In response, his sculpture, Shore Points, utilized color and scale in order to create a large swath of color outside the building’s entrance. The large aluminum cubes and rectangular shapes he used lean and stack on top of each other, with the entire sculpture painted in a reflective and bright red. A minimalist sculpture, the 10-foot tall, 32-foot wide artwork matches the building in scale, but brings color and life back to the imposing building.
Rosati’s sculpture was originally installed in 1977 and commissioned by the General Services Administration for the exterior of the building. It remained at this location until 2000, when it was relocated for restoration. Unfortunately, the sculpture would not return to its location for many years, due to the secretary of Health and Human Services’ dislike for it. Thus, it was kept in long-term storage until his departure from the position. However, the sculpture has since returned to its spot, and continues to draw eyes from the surrounding buildings.
The above was from https://historicsites.dcpreservation.org/items/show/1162?tour=61&index=11
Wikipedia Description: Hubert H. Humphrey Building
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The Hubert H. Humphrey Building is a low-rise Brutalist office building located in Washington, D.C., in the United States. Originally known as the South Portal Building, the Hubert H. Humphrey Building was dedicated on November 1, 1977. It became the headquarters of the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW). After the department's education component was given to the newly created United States Department of Education in 1979, the newly named United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) continued to occupy the structure.
The Hubert H. Humphrey Building is located at 200 Independence Avenue SW in Washington, D.C. It is named for Hubert H. Humphrey who was a United States Senator from Minnesota, and Vice President of the United States.
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2020 photos: Well, that was a year, wasn't it? The COVID-19 pandemic cut off most events here in DC after March 11.
The child president's handling of the pandemic was a series of disastrous missteps and lies, encouraging his minions to not wear masks and dramatically increasing infections and deaths here.The BLM protests started in June, made all the worse by the child president's inability to have any empathy for anyone other than himself. Then of course he tried to steal the election in November. What a year!
Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
The farthest distance I traveled after that was about 40 miles. I only visited sites in four states -- Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and DC. That was the least amount of travel I had done since 1995.
Number of photos taken this year: about 246,000, the fewest number of photos I had taken in any year since 2007.
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