Since receiving a donation from the Georgia Chapter of the International Interior Design Association to install a piece of permanent art made of rail artifacts from the Atlanta BeltLine corridor, we’ve been anticipating the piece’s debut. A panel selected Phil Proctor’s proposal out of 20 submissions, and we think the finished product looks even better in real life than it did on paper. Proctor’s Corinthian Column represents Atlanta’s architectural and railroad history and recalls the Corinthian columns on the façade of the former Union Station, the city’s main railroad station, demolished in 1972. It is located on the Eastside Trail at the north end of the Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark.
The corinthian column is going on display just as dozens of temporary pieces are being installed for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, which begins on September 7.
Phil installed the piece on Monday, August 26.
And no piece of art is complete without the signature of the artist.