Jim Miller-Melberg Scuplture & Playscapes

'Castle' by Jim Miller reminds me of what our Parkour community here in New York City lovingly calls "Scoops" on the lower east side. Maybe Jim was behind that build--no doubt possible, since many of his designs were produced by Wausau Tile and appeared in their catalogues.  Below I included a few images that I found on the Playscapes blog and Jims website.

While in many ways these sculptures are directed towards kids, especially in sizing, I have found that the version of these structures at Scoops brings in a wide range of ages, who jump between the tops and use the taller ones as walls.  I think the modules could be arranged in a way that definitely appeals to a wider age range if they were to be built again--perhaps even scaled up for older groups?

 'Castle' in Soho, NYC

'Castle' in Soho, NYC

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