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Dissected Pyramid

  • North side of Calder Plaza
  • 351 Ottawa Ave. NW
  • Ottawa Ave. between Michigan and Lyon NW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Neighborhood:Downtown

Created by Joseph Kinnebrew IV in 1977. Made of steel.

Commissioned in memory of prominent attorney, the pyramid form is associated with funerary monuments, along with justice and wisdom. The piece conveys the desire for perfection while acknowledging the imperfection and unpredictability of man.

Beach, Parks & Trails
  • Park Type: City
Beach, Parks & Trails
  • Getting Around the Venue: The area is accessed by both a set of steps and a ramp up from the sidewalks along Ottawa Avenue NW. The City Hall Monroe Avenue entrance has a powered door with a push button. The VandenBerg (Calder) Plaza City Hall entrance has a powered door with a push button. Both entrances to the City Hall are flush with the sidewalks.

    There are Men’s and Women’s multi-user style restrooms present in the Grand Rapids City Hall. These restrooms have at least one accessible stall.

    The VandenBerg (Calder) Plaza is large and level.

    The routes through the Grand Rapids City Hall are wide and level.

    There are elevators that provides access to all floors and connect the Grand Rapids City Hall with the VandenBerg (Calder) Plaza.

    The Grand Rapids City Hall is quiet and well lit.

    There is chair and bench seating available.
  • Accessible Parking Options: Government Center Ramp at 300 Monroe Avenue NW. — 0.01 miles from the venue.

    Fifth Third Ellis Lot, Ottawa Ave. — 0.02 Miles from the venue.
  • Park Type: City