Carroll Sculpture Hoisted into the new Washington Marriott Marquis

If you’ve been near the Washington Convention Center, you will definitely see a massive construction project underway. In May of 2014, the Washington Marriott Marquis will open its doors.

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The LEED® Silver hotel will feature 1,175 rooms, 49 suites, over 105,000 square feet of function space, a 30,000 square-foot grand ballroom with 22 foot ceilings and two junior ballrooms. The design will be innovative, incorporating the site’s original historic Samuel Gompers AFL-CIO headquarters, known as the “Plumbers Building.”

On July 31, 2013, a 27,000 lbs sculpture was hoisted into the new Washington Marriott Marquis, set to open in May 2014.

Not just for hotel guests, the property will also serve as a brand-new social hub for local residents with a state-of-the-art bi-level fitness center, five separate retail and restaurant spaces, and of course, a welcoming grand atrium lobby.

On July 31, 2013, camera crews and news media were invited to witness an aerial installation of the first three sculpture pieces for the museum-quality 56-foot hotel lobby.

The 27,000 lbs sculpture, created by Baltimore-based artist Rodney Carroll, “Birth of the American Flag” was hoisted high above the property and placed by a crane and through the atrium.

Rodney Carroll’s sculptures can be found in places like Symphony Center in Baltimore and the Performing Arts Center in Ormond Beach, Florida.

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The new centerpiece of the hotel, “Birth of the American Flag” will be viewable from the ground-floor lobby, mezzanine, and the interior-facing guests rooms when the hotel opens May 1, 2014.

Rodney Carroll’s soon-to-be iconic sculpture will be the largest piece of art in any Marriott hotel.

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