Aluminum Yucca

A while back, I was driving west into Albuquerque late at night. As I neared Albuquerque, I looked up and said, "What the heck?" There was this lit-up thing right at where the canyon opens up just before you enter city limits.

exit sign and aluminum yucca

I had seen one of Albuquerque's latest public art pieces, "Aluminum Yucca." The public arts folks are working on getting gateways to each entrance to the city installed.

Well, being the photographing type, I had to get some pictures. This involved a death-defying stop on the shoulder of I-40 with semis roaring past, hopping over a wall, and clambering up some rocks, but was worth it.

aluminum yucca

OK, it was during that day, so it wasn't that death-defying. Because I thought the sculpture looked like a bunch of rockets, discovering what it was called took a lot of googling. Since it was made with salvaged F-15 fuel tanks, I like to think I was close.

If you're into the sport know as geocaching, which is sort of a modern day treasure hunt using technology, there is a geocache near the Aluminum Yucca.

Posted by Chad Lundgren on Thursday, July 1, 2004 (Link)


Posted by Vincent Monday, July 5, 2004 at 07:06 PM

Hi Bro this is vincent there are geocaches near were iam living too :-)

Posted by Z*lda Wednesday, July 7, 2004 at 11:04 AM

I think it looks like a yucca plant.