More EYEBALLS!

What is with this city’s obsession with eyeballs as art?

Yesterday on my way back from a lunch at Six Penn, I noticed this on Penn Avenue in the Cultural District.


I had seen these seating spaces from the front, but never the back.

All the stone/granite chairs in the plaza are actually big giant … EYEBALLS!

So, let’s recap. Eyeballs on Strawberry Way? Check! Eyeballs in the Cultural District? CHECK!

Do you think the dudes in City Council are sitting there going, “We’ve got a surplus in our downtown beautification budget. Where can we put an eyeball?”

Not criticizing…just saying.

This might explain why whenever I email Hines Ward and tell him to meet me at the Eyeball, he never shows up. WHICH EYEBALL, PittGirl?!





5 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    February 3, 2006 9:18 am

    I work at a school in the cultural district and all of our kids congregate at that park area after school. They call it “Eyeball park”. I thought that was so weird for the longest time. I heard that each of the eyeball chairs cost like $10,000-$20,000 a piece. I forget the number. I just know it was way too much money for a chair in the shape of an eyeball.



  2. pittgirl
    February 3, 2006 9:43 am

    Do they ever see Hines Ward hanging out there looking like he’s waiting for someone?

    I’m hilarious.



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