Loveland’s ‘Equinox’ Sculpture to Be Dismantled for I-25 Project
Say goodbye to Equinox...at least, temporarily.
All 26,000 pounds of the 50 foot sculpture will be dismantled in the next two weeks to allow for an I-25 Express Lanes project, according to a press release from the City of Loveland.
Created by Jack Kreutzer, Doug Erion, and Doug Rutledge in 2014, the artwork depicts three horses riding west towards Loveland.
Each steel horse is 24 feet long and 12 feet high, resting atop a 100-foot-long railroad track.
The horses all tell a unique story — one dons a hand to symbolize community volunteerism, another bears a mobius heart to represent the Sweetheart City, and the third shows a railroad network to honor Loveland's high-tech economies.
Elements representing the Big Thompson River and Loveland's historic past are also present.
The iconic sculpture was inspired by art from the Arapaho and Southern Cheyenne Plains Indians.
LPR Construction, the company that helped install the artwork, will take it down using a crane to lower each piece to the ground and remove it from its concrete base.
However, the largest piece of public art in Loveland will not be gone forever. The sculpture will be temporarily stored until officials can find a new location for it.