Cincinnati Gateway is the official entrance to Bicentennial Commons. Commissioned to celebrate the city's 200th birthday, this environmental sculpture contains at least 18 references to Cincinnati's past including prehistoric mounds and historic steamboats. The whimsical winged pigs atop the four steamboat stacks recall a time when Cincinnati was nicknamed Porkopolis and meat packing and soap manufacturing dominated the local economy. A plaque at the site helps explain this three dimensional history lesson.
Andrew Leicester, 1988
520 Pete Rose Way