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Urban Renewal, 1970s-1980s

Pedestrian Mall and Plaza construction, 1980

Pedestrian Mall and fountain. Dated August 1980. This photo features the fountain informally called "Three Women Peeing," an unnamed sculpture created by Bob Satter and Brian Gutheinz. It was a tubular fountain on stepped brick platform, made with steel (?), brick and concrete. According to a July 23, 1992, article in the Daily Iowan, the fountain cost $80,000 to build and donations were collected by Project Green. The fountain was built in 1978 and dismantled around 1999-2000.


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