Five Points Monument
Public Art: Five Points Monument (aka Water
Sculptor: © George Beasley
Description : A 36ft asymmetric interpretation of a
water tower’s traditional girder construction and the trolley tracks. The monument features bronze panels and
steel trusses. The trusses symbolize the trolley tracks which are now buried below the street and the
structure itself takes on the appearance of the water tower which once stood at this location. The sculpture
incorporates both galvanized steel and bronze components.
Location: Intersection of
Peachtree, Marietta and Decatur Streets and Edgewood Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia,
Sponsored By: American Fabrications and
Engineers INC,Central Metal Company Marmon/Keystone, CorporationTNEMEC Company, Inc.
History: The Five Points Monument
commemorates the historic intersection where trolley tracks and an artesian water tower once stood. It is
also where the five streets Peachtree, Edgewood, Decatur, Whitehall (South Peachtree), and
Marietta intersect to form the heart of Downtown Atlanta. The monument was part of CODA (The Corporation For
Olympic Development) program of 1996, for the Atlanta Olympic Games celebrations. It is the role of students
and staff at Georgia State University, located in the Five Points area, to maintain the sculpture.
Artist: George Beasley
This artwork was made possible in part through the
partnership of :
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
And through the generous donations of:
AMERICAN FABRICATIONS AND ENGINEERS,INC.
CENTRAL METALS COMPANY
The Corporation For Olympic Development In Atlanta