Atlanta, Georgia: 54 Columns

Dozens of cinder block columns in a weedy lot, some up to 20 feet tall. It's art! (1999 work of the late Sol LeWitt)

Glen Iris Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA
On the northeast side of the city. I-75/85 exit 248C onto Stone Mountain Fwy/Freedom Pkwy. Make a quick left at the first traffic light onto Boulevard Drive, then make a quick right at the first traffic light onto Highland Ave. The columns will be on the left, just after the intersection of Glen Iris Drive/Randolph St.
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54 Columns

Welcome to Atlanta's Stonehenge. Unlike the previous post, from 5 years ago, this is a pleasant place to stop. It is surprising that the columns don't have graffiti on them and the park surrounding it is nice for a picnic. My 11 year old said it reminded her of giant Jenga.

[Drumbabe, 04/09/2013]

54 Columns sculpture.

54 Columns

We were driving through a neighborhood, turned the corner, and I saw some random cinder block columns out of the corner of my eye. What were they for? It boggled my mind. Maybe a construction site with bad architectural design? Maybe something to brace the land from sliding? I had no clue. Not thinking it was a landmark, and more of someone's property, I moved on.

An online article talks and jokes about Atlanta's ugliest landmarks, with the inclusion of the mysterious 54 columns! 54 Columns is actually a sculpture by Sol LeWitt, one of America's premier minimalist artists, who once worked alongside I.M. Pei. Cleverly named 54 Columns, the work is intended to evoke Atlanta's skyline. But with a ghetto apartment building as a backdrop, LeWitt's piece better represents an abandoned construction site.

[Jill V., 07/09/2007]

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