|Location||Wellington, New Zealand|
The Zephyrometer is a civic sculpture by Evans Bay, Wellington. It was made by Christchurch artist Phil Price and installed in 2003. It is a kinetic sculpture consisting of a concrete cylinder holding a 26m tall needle which sways to show wind direction and speed (Wellington is known to Kiwis as "Windy Wellington"). The needle consists of fiberglass exterior around a wooden framework.
Zephyrometer was the second of five major wind sculptures commissioned by the Wellington Sculpture Trust over the period 2000 – 2010, which now make up the Meridian Wind Sculpture Walk. This is beside the main route from Wellington International Airport to the central city. Each sculpture shows a creative and different response to the wind by, in the order listed below, bending, pivoting, creating light, spinning and making sound – although some do more than one of these.
The five sculptures are Pacific Grass by Konstantin Dimopoulos, Zephyrometer by Phil Price, Tower of Light by Andrew Drummond, Wellington Urban Forest by Leon van den Eijkle, and Akau Tangi (roughly The Sighing Sound of the Wind) by Phil Dadson.
- "New sculpture to gauge Wellington's wind". Wellington City Council. 2003-11-10. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-07-17.
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