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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
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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.

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  • Park Type: City
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Accessibility
  • Getting Around: The routes through the Grand Rapids City Hall are wide and level.

    The VandenBerg (Calder) Plaza is large and level.

    There are elevators that provides access to all floors and connect the Grand Rapids City Hall with the VandenBerg (Calder) Plaza.
  • Parking: 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.
  • Sensory: The Grand Rapids City Hall is quiet and well lit.
  • Entrance: 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.
  • Seating: Chair and bench seating is available.
  • Restrooms: Men’s and Women’s multi-user style restrooms are present in the Grand Rapids City Hall. These restrooms have at least one accessible stall.
Parks
  • Park Type: City