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Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture in front of Minneapolis skyline at sunset.  Designed by Claes Oldenburg and his wife, Coosje van Bruggen.  The complex fabrication of the 5,800 pound spoon and 1,200 pound cherry was carried out at two shipbuilding yards in New England. The sculpture has become a beloved icon in the Garden, whether glazed with snow in the Minnesota winters or gleaming in the warmer months, with water flowing over the surface of the cherry and a fine mist rising from its stem.