Scrap metal playground

Posted May 30, 2010

by Lensyl Urbano

The St. Louis City Museum is an excellent place for the kinestetic. They assembled scrap metal from all around the city, including coils of metal, wire fencing, steel-plate slides and airplane fuselages, and gave it to artists to produce an exceptional, innovative playground.

Wire tubes extended across the air, two-three-four stories high, barely wide enough to crawl through. If you’re claustrophobic and afraid of heights you would think it would be a nightmare, but the wire mesh is sturdy enough that you feel secure, while being open enough to so you don’t feel closed in.

There’s other stuff inside the museum, the staff says it’s always under construction, including a warehouse of gargoyles and building facing saved from demolition, however it’s the outside that’s most remarkable.

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