Locomotion is a bronze sculpture of a man running within two large hoops representing wheels. For me it's one of the best pieces of public art on display in Glasgow and it's passed by thousands of motorists and pedestrians daily. You should stop and have a look.
It symbolises motion and to me at least represents the power of human endeavour, perseverance and invention.
The sculpture can be found at 58 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow, G4 0HL outside Buchanan House, formerly ScotRail House.
This is the site of the former Buchanan Street train station.
When was it built?
As best I can make out the sculpture was erected in 1967.
Whose responsible for its design?
The then British Rail commissioned the English sculptor Frank Cossell to design Locomotion.
The sculptors studio was in Hearne Bay, Kent and the sculpture was returned there in 1988 to be refurbished before being returned to it's Glasgow home the same year. An occasion recorded by the Glasgow Herald newspaper at the time.
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- Buchanan Galleries Shopping Centre http://buchanangalleries.co.uk/
- Glasgow Caledonian University http://www.gcu.ac.uk/
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