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Dark Star Park (1984) - Nancy Holt

1655 N Fort Myer Dr
Arlington, VA

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Gunite (sprayable mixture of cement and sand), stone masonry, asphalt, steel, water, earth, grass, winter creeper, crown vetch, willow oak

Arlington's first major commissioned art project, Dark Star Park features large spheres designed to resemble fallen, extinguished stars. One section of the park contains spheres and poles with shadow-images inset in the ground. Each year on August 1, the day (in 1860) that William Henry Ross acquired the land that became Rosslyn, the actual shadows align with the shadow-images at 9:32 am.

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