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The “Wave” Wind Veil at Target Field, Minneapolis

the_waveCompleted in February 2010, "The Wave" is a sculpture designed by architect Ned Kahn. It forms a backdrop for the plaza of Target Field, the home baseball field of the Minnesota Twins. To create the giant kinetic sculpture, MG McGrath fabricated and installed 51,000 pieces of aluminum that included 9,000 pieces approximately 5 inches long and 4 inches wide that move with the wind. Since small plastic grommets inside the curl were used to attach the panels to cables, each end curl had to be exact. The sculpture is approximately 285 feet wide and 60 feet high, and covers the B Parking Garage. The addition of LED lighting makes this a one-ofa- kind public art structure.

Building owner: Minnesota Twins, Minneapolis

General contractor: Mortenson Construction, Minneapolis

Architect: Ned Kahn, Sebastopol, Calif.

Fabricator/installer: MG McGrath, Maplewood, Minn.

Aluminum: Ryerson, Chicago,