Sky Landscape II is a 3,800-pound, 20-foot tall painted steel sculpture by Louise Nevelson located at the 8th & Walnut Street entrance to the Main Branch of the Cincinnati Public Library. I really love the ways in which it interacts with its surrounding buildings. Each viewing angle yields new juxtapositions.
Given how successful its current site seems, it may surprise you to know that it was commissioned in 1980 by Federated [now Macy’s] for the entrance to their 7 West Seventh Street headquarters. In 1993, it was given to the City of Cincinnati and relocated here, where it fits right in.