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Almost two years ago the men in the hard hats with the surveyor's transits first made an appearance at this location. After much digging, cement mixing and pouring and no little rearrangement of the landscape and drainage, around midsummer they brought forth a new traffic circle (rotary), now designated the Laskin Road Gateway, bringing 30th and 32nd streets together with Laskin Road to cross the southern end of Broad Bay. Then in the middle of September I happened to pass this way for the first time in six weeks or so and found that this sculpture had been erected in the center of the roundabout. Called "Wave" and designed by Indianapolis artist Jeff Larramore, the sculpture is made out of 15,000 pounds (7,000kg.) of stainless steel and stands 35 feet (10m.) high. It sits in a shallow cascade pool and is illuminated by LED lighting. The piece was officially dedicated on October 12, 2013; the 50th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Virginia Beach. Although it was probably placed more to greet eastbound beachgoers on Laskin Road, this view is in the opposite direction so as to eliminate background lighting at various commercial establishments; notably a nearby Burger King.

(Submitted to the 2013 November TTT contest as entry #159; to the 2014 February TTT contest as entry #92; and, to the 2016 April TTT contest as entry #72.)

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