Arlington, Virginia: Dark Star Park
Sculptural environment completed in 1984 by Nancy Holt with large gray concrete spheres as fallen, dead stars, circular tunnels, and circular ponds. Symbolic shadow alignment occurs every August 1 at 9:32 am.
- 1655 N. Ft. Myer Dr., Arlington, VA
- Just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., it is in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, on N. Ft. Myer Drive.
- Open 24 hours.
Dark Star Park
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Dark Star Park is a both a public park and a commissioned art project by Nancy Holt, located in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. Large spheres are designed to resemble fallen, extinguished stars.
The park contains spheres and poles with shadow-images inset in the ground. Each year on August 1, the day (in 1860) William Henry Ross acquired the land that became Rosslyn, the actual shadows align with the shadow-images at 9:32 am.
[Mike Washburg, 08/04/2011]
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