Teamwork (sculpture)

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Teamwork
AmranyTeamwork2001.jpg
Artist Omri Amrany
Year 2001
Type bronze
Dimensions 380 cm (148 in)
Location Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Coordinates 43°01′46″N 87°58′22″W / 43.02944°N 87.97283°W / 43.02944; -87.97283Coordinates: 43°01′46″N 87°58′22″W / 43.02944°N 87.97283°W / 43.02944; -87.97283
Owner Miller Park

Teamwork is a public sculpture by Omri Amrany located at Miller Park west of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Teamwork is cast in bronze and honors three Iron Workers Local 8 members killed during the construction of the new baseball stadium.[1] The sculpture was commissioned by the Habush, Habush and Rottier Charitable Foundation for $250,000.[1][2][3]

Description[edit]

Teamwork depicts three figures dressed for construction work. All wear jeans, t-shirts, boots and hardhats. One holds a clipboard.

Information[edit]

The sculpture honors William DeGrave, Jerome Starr and Jeffrey Wischer, three ironworkers who were killed by a piece of the stadium's retractable roof that fell when a crane failed during the construction of Miller Park. The widows of the workers, Marjorie DeGrave, Ramona Dulde-Starr and Patricia Wischer, settled a lawsuit against crane-maker Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of America for $57 million.[1] Attorney Robert L. Habush represented two of the widows in their suit.[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Doyle, Candace (June 6, 2001). "Monument, statue honor Miller Park workers". The Daily Reporter. Retrieved July 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ Sweeney, Nicole (June 6, 2001). "Monument to honor Miller Park workers, crane accident victims". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 
  3. ^ a b "Statue will honor Miller Park workers". OnMilwaukee.com. July 17, 2001. Retrieved July 30, 2014.