Pittsburgh Art Places


One Allegheny Center, Buhl Community Park

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steel, fog, Children's Museum

Artwork Type

Interactive, Permanent, Water Feature

Cloud Arbor


Ned Kahn



The stand of 64 stainless steel poles are a key sculptural feature of this newly renovated park. Cloud Arbor is a fountain, but not a typical one that uses water in its liquid form. Every few moments, a cloud of fog is emitted from a series of high pressure nozzles. Depending on the weather, the fog may form a sphere, float through the park at ground level, or rise in the wind. 

Ned Kahn (b. 1960) is influenced by science and nature to create interactive works of art. Often incorporating wind, fog, and other natural elements, Kahn's work is dynamic. He lives and works in California. Kahn won the MacAuthor Award in 2003. a