Sarah McKenzie

The push for 'The Tower of Babel'

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Artist fights to add $300,000 in artwork to Elliot Park and its nearby light-rail station

Sculptor Andrew Leicester sees something missing when he sits near the stately brick arches he designed for the Downtown East/Metrodome light-rail station.

The arches' mosaic pattern reflects the city's immigrant waves, from Scandinavians to Somali, Leicester said. Gold, maroon and purple lines connect the arches to a large circle on the plaza's eastern edge, near Kirby Puckett Place.

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