Ginormous Scales - Metropolitan Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
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N 35° 05.492 W 106° 39.031
13S E 349548 N 3884439
Quick Description: The massive 'Scales of Justice' kinetic sculpture designed by Evelyn Rosenburg in 2002, stands approx 30 feet high, located in the front plaza, of the 'State of New Mexico - Metropolitan Courthouse' Albuquerque.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 9/26/2014 4:08:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMMJ6K
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US
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Long Description:
Ginormous Scales - Bernalillo County Metro Court - Albuquerque, features a 'Giant Weighing Scales' the balance beam is over 36 feet long. The scales are designed by Evelyn Rosenburg as a water powered kinetic sculpture. As water is transferred by internal pipes to the scale pans, the balance arm moves up or down. However there is a twist to this sculpture, as the lower pan fills with water, it moves UP.

"The sculpture of the scales works backwards. The pans on the scales have water poured into them through internal plumbing. However, the water enters the lowered pan, the one that would already indicate the greater weight of evidence. When the water fills the pan the scales tip the opposite direction than the laws of physics dictate.

Contrary to what appears in these pictures to be happening to the scales, the upper pan should accept water and then move downward. Not as it is now, where the lowered pan accepts water, then rises.

So what does it mean? Is it any indication of how justice actually works in New Mexico? Or is the public supposed to be blind to justice?" Text source: (visit link)

The Metro Court is located on the northwest corner of 4th St. and Lomas Blvd. NW in Albuquerque's Courthouse District.

Courthouse info Web Site: (visit link)

Great photos & More info on the Sculpture: (visit link)
Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Height of object in feet: 30

Size of a typical object of this: 10 inches

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