Walter De Maria’s The Vertical Earth Kilometer (1977) is a site-specific sculpture located in Kassel, Germany. The sculpture is a solid-brass rod, measuring 5 centimeters in diameter and 1 kilometer long, that is fully inserted into the ground with its top flush to the surface of the earth. This work is a companion piece to De Maria’s 1979 The Broken Kilometer in New York.
- Walter De Maria
- Reference number
- The Vertical Earth Kilometer
- 39370 1/8 x 2 x 2 in. (100000 x 5 x 5 cm)
- Credit line
- Dia Art Foundation
- Friedrichsplatz Park, Kassel, Germany
Walter De Maria
Walter De Maria was born in Albany, California, in 1935. He died in Los Angeles in 2013.