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In Silicon Valley, plans for a monument to Silicon Valley

The site selected for the landmark project, a park called Arena Green, is on the edge of this development, squeezed between the sports stadium and the highway that splits the city

David Streitfeld | NYT  |  San Jose 

Paris has the Eiffel Tower. St. Louis is inseparable from the Gateway Arch. Seattle boasts the Space Needle. Washington has its Monument. Silicon Valley wants its own universally recognized landmark, something that symbolizes its power and reach. If the San Jose City Council approves the project this month, an international design competition will be announced this spring. The winning entry could be built on a city park as soon as 2021. Capturing the tech world in one sculpture or structure or art installation will be a difficult job. The devices and platforms that made Silicon ...

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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 02:36 IST
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