Art in Sesquicentennial Park
400 Texas St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
Seven WondersWhile visiting this busy, entertaining, shopping and restaurant-filled metropolitan area reserve time to enjoy the city parks and public art works including the “Seven Wonders.”
The ‘Seven Wonders” are 70 feet tall stainless steel pillars located in Sesquicentennial Park. This is designed to highlight the banks of Buffalo Bayou. At night, these glowing columns reflect the water illuminating the home of Houston’s own internationally-exclaimed opera and ballet companies at the Wortham Center. The entire project was a way to celebrate and remember the 150th birthday of the region while providing a lovely, enchanting piece of work to admire and enjoy for another 150 years to come.
The seven pillars represent different aspects of Houston’s history. The pillars signify the following industries and Houston’s dominants in each field: energy, manufacturing, agriculture, medicine, philanthropy, technology and transportation.