The stamp, on its side, partially embedded in the lawnThe AIA Guide to Cleveland Architecture explains that this work was originally commissioned by the Standard Oil company in 1982. It "was designed to stand upright on a pink granite 'pad' to grace the Public Square entrance to their new headquarters building. Following spirited public debate, and after BP America assumed management of Standard Oil, it was decided that the sculpture was inappropriate for the site. BP America donated the work to the city of Cleveland" (71).
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