"Statues on Trade and Tryon" Top 5 Page for this destination Public Art Tip by acemj

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The intersection of Trade Street and North Tryon is the center point of Charlotte and each corner is graced with a statue by Raymond Kaskey. The following is excerpted from charlottecentercity.org:
"The statues are titled "Transportation," "Future," "Commerce," and "Industry." Transportation is represented by a railroad worker holding a hammer in his hand. The figure of a woman holding a child represents the Future of the city. Commerce is symbolized by a gold miner spilling money on the head of a banker. The face of the banker is modeled after Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan. Industry is represented by a woman in a bonnet, symbolizing the mills and early industry of the area. The child peeking from her skirt suggests past child labor."

Address: Trade and Tryon

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  • Written Nov 2, 2002
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