Santa Fe, New Mexico: Big Molecule of the Cognition Enhancer

In 1999 a drug company built a big molecule of its experimental "Cognition Enhancer." The drug failed to win approval, and now all that's left is the big molecule, surrounded by weeds, vandalized with spray paint.
Address:
441 Gregg Ave, Santa Fe, NM
Directions:
North side of the city. From US Hwy 84/N. St. Francis Drive turn west at the stoplight onto Alamo Drive, then immediately turn right onto Calle Mejia. Drive one block. Turn left onto Gregg Ave. You'll see the sculpture there, on a small hill on the right.
Admission:
Free
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Molecule.

Big Molecule of the Cognition Enhancer

Graffiti is gone! The big molecule looks cared for and loved.

[LamFam, 06/16/2015]

Molecules.

Giant Molecule

Daylight Chemical Information Systems erected a large stick-and-ball molecular model sculpture outside their Santa Fe offices in 1999. The sculpture is a chemically-accurate depiction of a new (in 1999) candidate drug. Black balls represent carbon atoms, yellow are sulphur, red is oxygen, blue is nitrogen. Unfortunately, the drug never made it to the big leagues, but at least it is still very big in Santa Fe. Taggers have added their contributions to chemistry. (Thanks to Pauline Ho for telling me about this).

[Wm Breiland, 04/08/2014]

A plaque at the base of the molecule identifies it as "Cognition Enhancer."

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