|"The Rites of Spring"|
The Rites of Spring, a remarkably beautiful sculpture depicting symmetry and balance, is located on the grounds of Suntrust Plaza on the north end of downtown Atlanta. It was one of the last commissioned works by Elbert Weinberg.
A longtime friend of Atlanta architect John Portman, Weinberg's works also adorn Portman projects in San Francisco and Sea Island. Weinberg was awarded the Prix de Rome while studying in Italy before his eventual return to the United States. He passed away in 1991 leaving his estate and unsold art to his only daughter, Julia.
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