DNA double helix sculpture.

36-Foot-Tall Stainless Steel Double Helix

Field review by the editors.

Burlington, North Carolina

Named "Genesis" by sculptor Garry Boyce, who spent more than a year designing and building the artwork, which mimics the double helix structure of DNA. Twisty spires of stainless steel spiral skyward nearly 40 feet, its twin swirls connected with sections of four-inch steel pipe, atop a circular fountain. Its shiny surfaces were given a swirly pattern to diffuse reflected sunlight, which also pays off at night when the sculpture is illuminated with spotlights. The thing weighs over a ton and a half and stands at the entrance to LabCorp headquarters.

36-Foot-Tall Stainless Steel Double Helix

Address:
531 S. Spring St., Burlington, NC
Directions:
In downtown Burlington near intersection of S. Spring Street and Maple Avenue. In front of the LabCorp building.
Hours:
Lit at night. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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