One of downtown’s signature sculptures went missing today. It seems that the triceratops guarding the riverfront at the foot of Eighth Street was whisked away by crews and taken back to their workshop for repairs. Has the Grinch stolen Louisville’s dinosaur on Christmas-eve-eve? It’s unclear when or where the creature will return, as the old electrical tower on the Museum Plaza site adjacent to the dinosaur’s stomping grounds will soon be dismantled. We always enjoyed the contrast between the plastic dinosaur and the massive steel one looming overhead (see photo above).
Branden is a writer and architectural designer living in Brooklyn. After graduating from the College of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, Branden practiced architecture in Louisville where he worked on several large LEED Certified buildings. Branden is the senior web editor at The Architect’s Newspaper, where he covers architecture, design, and urbanism. He has also written about design for Designers & Books, sustainability for Inhabitat, and architecture for the American Institute of Architects. He founded Broken Sidewalk in 2007, an online collaborative promoting architecture and urbanism in Louisville, Kentucky and the Midwest.