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Parc de la Creueta del Coll

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Parc de la Creueta del Coll

Elogio del Agua
Looking down onto the claw from the rim of the park

Parc de la Creueta del Coll[1] is a park in the Gràcia and Horta districts of Barcelona, Spain. The park was created from an abandoned quarry as part of the nou urbanisme developments during the 1992 Summer Olympics by architects Martorell and Mackay.[2]

The park contains the sculpture Elogio del Agua, by Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida, a massive concrete claw suspended by steel cables above a flooded quarry.

Another steel sculpture, Escultura (English: Totem) by Ellsworth Kelly is near the entrance gate.

References

  1. ^ "A visit to the Parc de la Creueta del Coll". 2006-07-03. Archived from the original on 2007-03-24. Retrieved 2007-05-11. 
  2. ^ The Rough Guide to Barcelona (7th ed.). Rough Guides. 2006.  
  • "Elogio de Agua"Eduardo Chillida's . 

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