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"Winged Figure of the Republic," Hoover Dam, Arizona-Nevada Borderby verseless
Shot of monumental sculpture by Oskar Hansen.
From the photographer:

The 30 feet (9.1 m) high bronze figures, dubbed “Winged Figures of the Republic”, were each formed in a continuous pour. To put such large bronzes into position without marring the highly polished bronze surface, they were placed on ice and guided into position as the ice melted. 

"Winged Figure of the Republic," Hoover Dam, Arizona-Nevada Border
by verseless

Shot of monumental sculpture by Oskar Hansen.

From the photographer:

The 30 feet (9.1 m) high bronze figures, dubbed “Winged Figures of the Republic”, were each formed in a continuous pour. To put such large bronzes into position without marring the highly polished bronze surface, they were placed on ice and guided into position as the ice melted. 

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