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58 Port Dundas Road, Buchanan House, Locomotion Statue

A Category C Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.867 / 55°52'1"N

Longitude: -4.254 / 4°15'14"W

OS Eastings: 259045

OS Northings: 666052

OS Grid: NS590660

Mapcode National: GBR 0LJ.QL

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.MSGP

Entry Name: 58 Port Dundas Road, Buchanan House, Locomotion Statue

Listing Date: 15 November 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394750

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47411

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Frank Cossell, 1967. Bronze statue depicting locomotion comprised of athletic male figure courant, flanked by accompanying metal hoops of differing sizes, that to right grasped in hand, that to left against shoulder. Statue mounted on pebble-dashed concrete A-frame plinth, with later landscaping at base.

Statement of Interest

Sited outside Buchanan (formerly Scotrail) House, the sculpture was commissioned to depict the appropriate theme of motion. The A-frame plinth echoes the inverted A pillars supporting the jettied upper floors of the background office block. Public sculpture was actively advocated by the Scottish Arts Council from the late 1960s and 'Locomotion' is an early example of this fresh activity.

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