DOBBS FERRY — A brisk wind whipped across the Hudson last Friday, Dec. 12, as a curious construction project was under way behind 145 Palisade Street in Dobbs Ferry. A massive aluminum sculpture by Hastings artist and architect Bill Logan was being assembled with the help of a large crane and a friend, fellow sculptor Malcolm MacDougall III.
Outside the waterfront hangar that serves as MacDougall's studio, the heavy lifting was a trial assembly of Logan’s abstract “Arc,” a rectangular tower about 15 feet high supporting a semicircular arch by means of a chain strung between both ends of the arch. In about a week, the sculpture would be disassembled and moved to its permanent home at the City of Peekskill’s newly opened riverfront park.
If the sculpture came together and behaved as expected during the test run, all would be well.