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The Overlook at North Hills was designed by renowned architect and artist Thomas Sayre, and was installed in 2015. This 20ft. tall sculptural gateway links North Hills’ Main and Park Districts with a grand stair, meticulous landscaping, and multiple levels for gathering.

The sculptural stairway is designed to be counterpoint to the tall buildings on either side and to help pedestrians understand how to gain access from Six Forks Road to the retail shops below.

The design components include corten steel, concrete, and lights.

Thomas Sayre

Thomas Sayre

Thomas Sayre has designed and built public art projects all over the world and has been part of the design team for civic, educational, and museum buildings. He, along with architect Steve Schuster, is a founding principal of the multi-disciplinary design firm, Clearscapes , and has collaborated to produce lighting, furniture, terrazzo floors, and specialty surfaces. While occasionally producing "studio" pieces, most of his efforts are focused in the public arena. It is here where the idea of producing art intersects with the realities of life. The art will work only when disparate opinions come together through collaboration to form a coherent vision.

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