A permanent installation found in Chicago's Grant Park features Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz's 9-foot-tall iron cast sculptures of 106 walking torsos frozen in motion. The project's name Agora means a public marketplace or forum in Greek.
This year several of the best decorative concrete projects had their beginnings by word of mouth, through a connection at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas, or from people searching online. The projects and the products in North America reach into China and Poland. New ideas, proven products, and relationships drive the momentum mainstreaming decorative concrete everywhere.
Ryan Reedy, president, Metro Properties Group, a developer in Kalamazoo, Mich., created an entertainment center from a half block of older downtown buildings.
Markus Sadowski, president, Admatek, Pszczyna, Poland, found Wayne Sellon at the World of Concrete 2007 where he demonstrated decorative vertical concrete work at the Artistry in Decorative Concrete demonstrations.
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