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Parque de la Estación del Norte, sculptures by Beverly Pepper

On the eve of the 1992 Olympics, the city authorities took care of bringing in order the territory adjacent to the North station. The station was closed in 1972 and since then the huge space occupied earlier by railway tracks and platforms was empty. A competition was announced, which won the project of the park, developed by American avant-garde artist Beverly Pepper and Barcelona architects Carme Fiol, Andreu Arriola and Enric Pericas. The park is located to the right of the main facade of the North station (map).

Parque de la Estación del Norte, sculptures by Beverly Pepper, Barcelona

The artist's works show the influence of Catalan masters Antonio Gaudi and Joan Mirro, to whom she dedicated her creations. The monument "Fallen Sky" is a curved conical elevation with a width of 7.5 and a length of 45 meters, is lined with blue-and-white ceramic tiles depicting the sky. The building is very popular with children who use it as a slide for skiing.

Sculpture 'Fallen Sky', Barcelona

"Spiral of Trees" - round grove with a diameter of 50 meters, planted in a spiral recess.

Sculpture 'Spiral of trees', Barcelona

The crowns of the trees form a canopy, and the edges of the spiral are lined with ceramic panels, where you can relax in the shade on a hot day.

Sculpture 'Spiral of trees', Barcelona