Workers hoisted a 20-foot-wide, 300-pound yellow bow atop a 26-story apartment tower overlooking downtown areas of Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, Thursday to show support for military personnel in the Persian Gulf.
The bow was lifted in five parts on a large construction elevator and re-assembled on the roof of the Riverfront Towers Apartments' new 100 Tower next to Joe Louis Arena on the Detroit River. It was secured there with rust-resistant steel cables to withstand wind, snow and rain.A spokesman said the bow-making process began with a plywood box making the knot. To create the outline, a 3/8-inch steel rod was welded together to form the initial bow shape. The sculpture was then covered with chicken wire and secured with "hogrings." Foam material was glued to the chicken wire to create a cushion for yellow nylon fabric, which was attached last.