Artist Andrea Blum’s Plateau public sculpture has been moved by the University of Pennsylvania for the second time.

The work was originally commissioned by Penn in cooperation with the Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia in 2006 for an approximately 4,800-square-foot area on the edge of the university’s Philadelphia campus. The work’s steel and concrete pavilions created seating, tables, and light shelter for students and area residents until 2017 when the university decided to build a new dorm on the site and worked with the artist to redesign the sculpture for a new, smaller location.

Then, in the fall of 2018, Penn dismantled and moved the work again, this time to a location 100 yards away from the previous site.

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