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Black Elk Neihardt Park
Tower of the Four Winds
Photo by K. Charles Bagby
  Prof. Thomsen's pastel of Black Elk's vision, which Thomsen described as "a message of brotherhood, peace and compassion," was translated into mosaics by Hanns Scharff [Wikipedia] of Scharff & Scharff, Los Angeles. The original design was by Gerald D. Klein. Omaha engineer and architect William Durand of Durand Associates worked with Thomsen in creating the Tower. Durand designed the site placement, drew the renderings, determined the structure specifications, and oversaw the project. The concrete panels were built by Gage Brothers Concrete Products of Sioux City, Iowa; the general contractor was Christiansen Construction of Pender, Nebraska.

 

 

 
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Black Elk Neihardt Park - Blair, Nebraska
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