Fort Worth

Fort Worth to Spend $297,260 for Sculpture at Public Safety Complex

Artwork to feature police and fire department patches

The Fort Worth City Council on Tuesday is set to approve spending $297,260 for a large sculpture to be located at the front entrance of the Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex.

"The sculpture celebrates the bond between those dedicated to public safety," according to a briefing document prepared for council members.

The public safety complex houses top police and fire administrators and also training facilities for both departments.

The Fort Worth Art Commission approved the preliminary design in 2015 and approved the final design in May.

The sculpture will be made by Seattle artist Beliz Brother.

It will be made of one-inch steel and will measure nine-feet high by 14-feet long.

It will take the shape of half the Fort Worth Police Department patch and half the fire department patch.

"The two patch forms lean together, supporting each other and expressing solidarity between the departments," a city staffer wrote.

The spending item was placed on the consent agenda of Tuesday night's council meeting. Consent items are routinely approved with no discussion.

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