Gateway Saguaro

In 1937, the stretch Oracle Road from today's Miracle Mile to Drachman street was the first divided highway in Arizona, with roundabouts at both ends. Part of the main motor route through Tucson, US Routes 80 and 89, it was called the Miracle Mile of Safety by Arizona Highways. The design of the sculpture is an homage to the neon signs of the motels and restaurants along the Miracle Mile.

Artist(s): Dirk Arnold

Dirk Arnold, Gateway Saguaro, 2010.

Referencing the neon signs of the motels and restaurants along the Miracle Mile, artist Dirk Arnold created an ode to Tucson in his work, 'Gateway Saguaro'. The Saguaro is an iconic image of Tucson, as the outer limits of the city are bracketed by national parks dedicated to the preservation of the cacti.
Dimensions: 30'h x 8'w
Address: 1475 N Oracle Rd. (Oracle Road North of Drachman)

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