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Draper by Rob Ley Passes Through Five Floors of a Building

By: Meghan Young - Published: Dec 14, 2011 • References: urbanaarch and contemporist
The art installation titled Draper by Rob Ley is impressive not only for its fluid, undulating surface, but also for the fact that it is so large (seventy-five feet in height, to be exact), and that it passes through five separate floors of a building. Located in the College of Visual Art’s William Johnston Building in Florida, this stunning sculpture has been permanently installed for the delight of present and future students.

Commissioned by Florida State University (FSU), Draper by Rob Ley is made up of hundreds of unique stainless steel strips. According to the Contemporist, "the project is an experiment in how mass and gravity, along with a force-feedback fabrication technique, can create a carefully tuned lattice structure."

Each floor offers a unique view of Draper by Rob Ley, giving it a distinct identity.