Golden Boy

 

Golden Boy is glimmering sculpture that stood in AT&T’s Whitacre Tower lobby from 2009-2019. It is officially known as the the Spirit of Communication, but has also been called the Genius of Telegraphy and the Genius of Electricity.

AT&T commissioned Evelyn Beatrice Longman to create the bronze statue covered in 40,000 pieces of gold leaf. It weighs 16 tons and is 24 feet tall with wings the extending 9 feet.

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Location

AT&T Headquarters Whitacre Tower Lobby
211 S Akard St, Dallas, TX 75202

 

Details

Artist: Evelyn Beatrice Longman
Title: Spirit of Communication or “Golden Boy”
Installed: 2009-2019
Medium: Sculpture
Neighborhood: Downtown
Ownership: AT&T
Citations: Explore Dallas Art Research, Wikipedia

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More About the Art

AT&T’s global headquarters spans four towers and is undergoing massive construction of a new downtown destination. The AT&T Discovery District is expected to open in late 2019, bringing restaurants, retail and modern features to an expansive park space.

“As part of the ongoing process to bring the AT&T Discovery District to life, Golden Boy is stepping off his platform for a few months while we remodel the lobby of Whitacre Tower,” said an AT&T spokesperson. “He’ll return to our campus in the second half of 2019.”

Perhaps the Spirit of Communication will stand in the outdoor park!

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