Urban Palisades

KCMO Police - Central Patrol Division, 1200 Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO

City of Kansas City, Missouri

Jay Markel

February 1994

Steel, bronze

“Urban Palisades” is an urban representation of a mountain range with its intersecting metal bars forming a type of landscape. Two steel posts support a bronze latticework that creates the mountainous landscape. What looks to be a stone caught in the middle of the latticework is actually cast bronze as well. The dark-green,undulating sculpture provides a contrast to the light-coloured, geometric architecture of the police station behind it. It also casts some interesting-looking shadows.

Part of the City of Kansas City’s One Percent for the Arts Program.