Liberty Plaza

In "Landing Eagle," Medellín depicts the bird of prey at the moment its feet appear to touch the ground, its wings still outstretched and body poised to cushion its landing. The artist produced sculptures of animals, in different mediums and at various scales, throughout his life. This work was commissioned for the Farmers Branch Manske Library in 1976 and originally sat atop a tall metal pole near the library’s entrance. As the library expanded, the sculpture was taken down from its original perch; it was relocated to Liberty Plaza in 2007. Although its new height changes the viewer’s overall perception of the sculpture, it also allows us to appreciate the work’s features up close.