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Dockside’s Public Art Installation: Open-Air Aquarium

The Residences at Dockside is already a recognizable building in our skyline, but that’s not the only unique thing we have going for us! Philly is a city filled with amazing public art – and we just so happen to have our very own public art installation, Open-Air Aquarium, which was created by the internationally acclaimed sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz.

Installed in 2001-2003, the Open-Air Aquarium was commissioned by The DePaul Group, The Residences at Dockside’s parent company, in cooperation with Redevelopment Authority of the City of Philadelphia. Completed in 2003, this abstract public art installation features 30 unique brushed stainless-steel fish that are mounted on 12-foot high stainless-steel poles that surround The Residences at Dockside entrance.

This work of art is thought-provoking and beautiful. The subject matter blends well with the location of The Residences at Dockside on the river, and each unique fish is the perfect representation of Abakanowicz’s concept of uniqueness and nature’s inability to produce exact repetition. Now the next time you pass by the floating fish of the Open-Air Aquairum outside of The Residences at Dockside, you’ll understand and appreciate this special public art installation, knowing exactly what it represents.

Live the Dockside life and contact us today for more information! We’d love to hear from you and welcome you into our friendly community that we’ve created here at The Residences at Dockside.

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