About the sculpture
Eco-Earth is built on an old, metal acid ball that was installed here in the 1960s by Boise Cascade. The round, stainless-steel tank is 84.5 feet in circumference. It once held liquid and chemical gases used in the paper making process by Boise Cascade until 1982, when the mill was closed.
The City acquired the property and the tank in the late 1980s. As
Riverfront Park was developed, the community set out to convert the acid ball into a colorful mosaic. Now 86,000 ceramic tiles represent the continents and oceans, and 200 clay icons depict wildlife and culture around the globe. The finished piece, guarded by a black iron fence, was unveiled on June 28, 2003.
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