Grapevine's newest public art piece on display on Main Street

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Crews work to place the new Kugel floating granite sphere on its fitted pedestal at the northeast corner of South Main Street and East Wall Street on June 22. (Screenshot courtesy video from Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Crews work to place the new Kugel floating granite sphere on its fitted pedestal at the northeast corner of South Main Street and East Wall Street on June 22. (Screenshot courtesy video from Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau)

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The city's newest public art piece has a world map with a spot marking the location of Grapevine on it. (Courtesy Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau)
A new public art piece set in motion June 22 gives people another reason to visit Grapevine Main Street.

Crews placed the 3,000-pound Kugel granite sphere on a fitted pedestal at the northeast corner of South Main Street and East Wall Street, according to the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau.


"Kugel" is the German word for ball or sphere. It contains a world map with a star etched on the location of Grapevine. Pressurized water allows the sphere to easily spin as if it is floating.

Grapevine City Council purchased the piece through its Public Art Fund, which gets revenue from cell phone antenna leases on water towers. The artwork cost an estimated $25,000, and its installation cost another $42,000, according to the city.=
By Valerie Wigglesworth
Valerie has been a journalist for more than 30 years. She is currently managing editor for DFW Metro for Community Impact Newspaper.


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