Spinning Top

Work by Jarrad Kennedy, nestled between Wickham, Turbot and Boundary streets.

I caught this from the wrong side. It’s actually meant to be a toppled church dome, a reference to the namesake church at Cathedral Place which was never built.

The underside, pictured here, is a mosaic supposed to represent the reflection of the clear blue sky.

Spinning Top paid homage the unbuilt Holy Name Cathedral, which had been planned for the block at the other side of Centenary Place.

“The cathedral was to be the largest church building of any denomination in the southern hemisphere and proposed to seat some 4000 people,” Cr Cooper said.

“Unfortunately the Great Depression and a lack of funding for construction stalled the project until Duhig’s death in 1965.

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