Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Gallucci Sculptures on Fayetteville Street

Gallucci tower lit for Christmas in downtown Raleigh.
On Christmas evening Dan and I along with friend Virginia Tucker drove down Fayetteville Street in Raleigh to view the Christmas decorations.  Jim Gallucci, renowned sculptor from Greensboro, designed the four 55 foot brushed stainless steel, LED powered light columns that are the centerpiece for the City Plaza at the south end of Fayetteville Street. Virginia’s late husband, James Tucker was a colleague of Gallucci’s at UNC Greensboro, and she was particularly pleased to see the sculptures lit for Christmas.  

Oak leaf motif of tower.
The towers have the oak and acorn motif, as do the vertical posts that act as traffic barriers along the street.  Raleigh is known as the City of Oaks.  
Oak leaf motif on top of vertical traffic barrier.

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