Nimbus Has Landed!

View of location for Nimbus in front of Central Library

On November 9, 2018, Nimbus arrived in Minneapolis after its trip from artist Tristan Al-Haddad’s fabrication studio in Atlanta, Georgia. Shipped on two 14-foot-wide by 53-foot-long flat-bed trucks covered with tarps, the sculpture was delivered in eight sections.

Nimbus packed up to leave Atlanta on November 7, 2020 and arriving in Minneapolis at sunrise on November 9, 2018.

During the past month, the sculpture has been staged and assembled in a parking lot across from Central Library. On December 8, 2018, the sculpture will be lifted over Nicollet by a giant crane and installed in the forecourt of the library, completing an ensemble with the Theater in the Round.

Al-Haddad and his team of welders and fabricators and Rocket Crane have been working in near-zero temperatures, rain, snow, and occasionally, sun, to assemble the work. What does it take to assemble the 18,000-pound sculpture? See progress in this photo essay.

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