Images of Uptown – Windsurfers

Community — By on April 5, 2011 9:35 pm

Windsurfers on top of Lake Calhoun Center

A close up view of the windsurfer art piece on top of Lake Calhoun Center. A few years ago, the fiber optic lights were replaced with LED strands. The glow of the windsurfers light up the West Calhoun sky, and many know the Lake Calhoun Center as the building with the windsurfers on top of it, although many also recall it as sailboats. In talking with a previous property manager, the art installation went up when the 1950s building was renovated in the late 1980s.

Thatcher Imboden

How cities work and change, how they are the product of their inhabitants and outside forces, and the resulting livability keep me thinking and dreaming about the future. I work in transit oriented development and have a background in urban real estate development. I am Past President of an Uptown business organization, grew up in Uptown, was on an Uptown neighborhood association Board, and am an Uptown and Lyn-Lake historian.

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  1. Nathaniel says:

    Thanks for the close-up shot of the windsurfers (great shot). I’ve walked, bike and driven past it probably over a 1,000 times and had no idea it was so colorful.

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