L.A. to unveil first new steatites sculpture since 2013

By Ars Technic’s Jason Reed February 06, 2018 06:07:12A few weeks ago, Los Angeles unveiled its first new sculpture since the arrival of the superconducting magnets at the heart of the Tesla coil and Tesla Powerwall power storage technology.

And this time around, the city’s city planner is taking a more subtle approach.

The city is planning to unveil a new sculpture on March 1 called “Steatite Power Ltd.”

The sculpture, which was commissioned by the L.C.E.E., a non-profit dedicated to improving the quality of life in the city, will be placed on a pedestal atop a giant steel cylinder.

The cylinder will be a “steatite power plant,” the city writes in a press release.

The steel cylinder will consist of “tubes of carbon fiber” and will “create an electric spark when heated.”

The sculptures will be “a focal point for visitors to experience L.