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.=