Connecticut Senator Fights to Restore Calder Sculpture

Alexander Calder's Mountains and Clouds, an enormous sculpture in black aluminum, has dominated the 90 foot atrium of the Hart Senate office building in Washington DC since 1986.  But for the last decade of its tenure, the "clouds" that once gently rotated have hung motionless due to a bearing failure.


Nelson Young, an engineer who helped construct and program the clouds when they were first installed thinks repairing them would be a relatively inexpensive and painless endeavor. "Washington may complicate this, but it ain't difficult" he said. "It's not rocket science."