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Aurora, Colorado: Aurora Dawn Obelisk

Tall obelisk topped with a bronze woman holding a torch: the goddess Aurora. Erected in 2003. Artist Denny Haskew saw it as a gateway sculpture to the city, like the Statue of Liberty.

14180 E. Alameda Ave., Aurora, CO
I-225 exit 8, southeast corner.
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Aurora Dawn Obelisk

An obelisk in Aurora has a woman's face on it, and she is holding a torch. I'm thinking that maybe she represents the Roman goddess of the dawn, Aurora, but no one I asked knew for sure.

[signmanjoe, 09/13/2023]

Its meaning was clear to Denny Haskew, who erected the limestone obelisk with bronze Aurora in 2003, named it "Aurora Dawn," and saw it as a gateway sculpture to the city, like the Statue of Liberty. His original plan, according to the local newspaper, involved "giant stone faces" and "bright beams of light," but it was vetoed by the mayor.

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