Independence Square and Four Corner Sculptures, Charlotte

Independence Square and Four Corner Sculptures, Charlotte

The Four Corner Sculptures were crafted in 1995 by artist Raymond Kaskey. They are said to represent transportation, commerce, industry and the future. The statues are made of bronze and granite. Weighing at about 5,000 pounds each, they occupy a permanent home at Independence Square on the corners of Tryon and Trade Streets.

Visitors to Charlotte will find themselves in the midst of a busy intersection if they try to view all four statues at once. Luckily, this pedestrian friendly city has plenty of sidewalks so that each of the statues can be individually admired.

Independence Square is an excellent place to view the architecture of downtown Charlotte. The historical landmarks of Trade and Tryon Streets are home to skyscrapers like the Bank of America Corporate Center, which is the tallest building in North Carolina. Public works of art are also located on and around the square. Some of these include "Il Grande Disco" and "Harmony," which is located in the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center plaza.

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Independence Square and Four Corner Sculptures on Map

Sight Name: Independence Square and Four Corner Sculptures
Sight Location: Charlotte, USA (See walking tours in Charlotte)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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