At a time when MIT is suing Frank Gehry over the sculpted titanium facade of a $300,000,000 post-modern building prone to shed lethal icicles in winter and leak like a sieve each spring, it's pleasant to see how much more art far less money can buy.
The Business School of Guatemala's Universidad Francisco Marroquin is newly graced by Atlas Libertas , a monumental sculpture of the Titan shrugging off a universe of epicyclic gears, wrought in brazen relief 15 feet high.
Artist Walter Peter Brenner. born in Guatemala to a family of Swiss origin in 1965, studied architecture at the same university, and sculpture at the School of Fine Arts in Zürich, winning first prize for Guatemala in a Lausanne competition sponsored by the International Olympic Committee. Retro-minded MIT alumni may wish to acquaint their alma mater with his work.