Letters to the Editor

Garish Gables art

The two “sculptures” being installed on the Segovia Street traffic circles at great taxpayer expense are not only aesthetically appalling — they are also extremely dangerous.

Both pieces are located at very busy commuter hubs where, because of the high volume of automobile traffic, it is vital that drivers are not distracted.

But because of the garishly busy formlessness of the design, drivers eyes are inevitably diverted from the road as they try to make sense of the brightly colored objects.

Such public art might work well on Miami Beach, but they are entirely unsuitable and out of place in Coral Gables where their brash, tinny vulgarity affronts everything the City Beautiful represents.

Patrick Alexander,

Coral Gables