Jacksonville Gets A Deserving Sculpture

The city of Jacksonville, Florida has commissioned a monumental sculpture in the Northbank area. After you’re done reading, let me know what you think the sculpture reads.

The future of the former home of the Jacksonville Landing is now more clear after a city committee on Thursday selected a design firm to redevelop the Northbank site.

Perkins & Will, which received the highest marks out of three designs presented to the Downtown Investment Authority (DIA), was picked to redevelop Riverfront Plaza with a beer garden, a hotel, a play area and a 150-foot “Jax” sculpture. The “One Park Jax” design also has plans for a river terrace, a park pavilion building, a sky garden, which includes outdoor dining options and a bike and pedestrian connection to the Main Street bridge.

I mean, I get the idea of the sculpture, but I don’t read this as “Jax.” I read it as something a thousand times funnier, but that’s just me.

12 thoughts on “Jacksonville Gets A Deserving Sculpture

  1. TXNick – Exactly what I saw at first. “Derp.” Perfect for Florida.

    Veeshir – The “J” looks like an L or maybe an A.

    Mike47 – Sex would also be good. Better than Derp.

    Rudy – Nature’s perfect food.


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