Flashback: 1989 - Eagle Takes Flight

For nearly 30 years, Alexander Calder’s red steel, 39-foot-tall Eagle sculpture was a downtown Fort Worth fixture perched in front of the Fort Worth National Bank, which was bought out by Bank One and then Loutex. It was commissioned in 1972 by the bank, and unfortunately, the piece of public art was privately owned. So when the bank was sold and the investor could not find a buyer in Fort Worth, Calder’s Eagle took flight. After a short stay in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Eagle landed in Seattle as the centerpiece of the Olympic Sculpture Park. The price tag was $10 million.