Visualizing Wind

It gets windy on the Oregon Coast. A sculpture alongside Highway 101 near Gold Beach evokes the breezy conditions.

The figure heads into the wind, fighting to hold on to an armload of books.
The statue keeps vigil outside an aptly-named gallery.

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  1. Columbus Day 1962 was a bit of a blow in Portland, about 110 mph clocked on the St. Johns Bridge but on the coast at one of the Capes there was a Naval radar dome built to withstand winds of 170 mph…it was blown away.

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