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The Sheraton Columbus Hotel on Capitol Square was built on the historic Hartman Building site in 1984. The hotel and office building were set at angles to create an outdoor plaza facing Capitol Square. English Artist Jack Greaves’ piece Naiads, a bronze sculpture of women sitting atop a fountain, creates an urban oasis in the shady plaza on hot summer days.

Naiads is of two nude women placed on a bronze base in a three-tier fountain. The figures have outstretched arms with 9 birds flying above their reach. They are standing on a base with sunfish and salmon swimming around. At three locations around the fountain pairs of fish spray water into the upper and lower fountain areas. The sculpture is three-dimensional with no obvious front or back.

If you walk to the front of the building facing E. State Street and look up, you’re likely to see one of several 20,000 square foot advertising walls capes scattered throughout downtown. The creative ads by Orange Barrel Media change every few months and promote local events, organizations and national brands.


Made: 1984


75 E State Street, Columbus, OH, 43215
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