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Art for New City Building to be Created in Public


TULSA, Okla. (AP)  Artwork commissioned for Tulsa's new traffic operations building will be created in public view in the heart of the Brady Arts District.

The $25,000 sculpture titled "Last Love 7" was commissioned by the city and the Tulsa Arts Commission.

The piece will honor several major contributors to roadway networks, including a Tulsa police officer who invented the yield sign and Cyrus Avery, who's considered to be the father of Route 66.

Utah artist Patrick Sullivan will start on the sculpture Tuesday in the Guthrie Green park and is expected to work on it for about a month.

The piece is a 9-foot-high square column sculpture carved from a 7-ton piece of Indiana limestone.

When work is done, the sculpture will be transported to its permanent location in north Tulsa.