The Tree of Life sculpture, commonly referred to as the “People Tree”, is the symbol of Columbia, Maryland. The People Tree is located next to The Rouse Company headquarters (the large building in the background) along the bank of Lake Kittamaqundi. The 30 foot sculpture was created in 1967 by French artist Pierre du Fayet. The Columbia community consists of ten self-contained villages which were established in the late 1960s by The Rouse Company development firm headed by James Rouse.
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Housing development -- planned communites; Cities and towns -- Maryland -- Columbia; Land use -- Planning -- Planned communities; Land use -- Planning -- Suburbs; Public art -- Public sculpture;
United States of America
Smolski, Chet, "Lake Kittamaqundi and the “People Tree” Sculpture" (2011). Browse All. 351.
Tree of Life; People Tree; Columbia, Maryland; public sculpture; James Rouse; Lake Kittamaqundi;