5th & Minnesota Ave.
Downtown Kansas City, KS
The Unified Government, artist Ed Hogan, the KCK Area Technical School and other area businesses collaborated on the Downtown Gateway sculpture which welcomes visitors coming into downtown from the Lewis and Clark Viaduct. The lighted arch spans Minnesota Avenue near the EPA Building at 5th and Minnesota.
Kansas City Artist Ed Hogan designed the arch to represent the past, present and future of downtown and to recognize the cultural diversity of the community. The main arch will features the continents of the world, while the supports are adorned with symbols of the 12 American Indian tribes who settled the area. The tops of the supports will display more than 600 marbles from the Moon Marble Company in Bonner Springs.
A steering committee of citizens worked with the design team from DRG Engineers, Patti Banks Associates, the UG. Staff and students at the Area Technical School worked with Hogan to fabricate the metal sections of the arch. Other KCK companies involved in the project are: Jayhawk Millwright and Erectors, Pro Circuit, Inc. Electric and Commercial Landscapers.