Labor Legacy Monument - Hart Plaza, Detroit, MI.

A bunch of us from the Flickr group met downtown for photography and fun at Campus Martius in Detroit.


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This arch is a monument to the labor movement in Michigan. It was developed by the Michigan Labor History Society.


The arc sits on a circular platform which includes five Vermont boulders, and also fourteen bronze reliefs depicting themes of labor.The stainless steel, broken arc rises 63 feet in height, and is completed by a blue light that joins the two pieces of the arc, which is supposed to symbolize the continued struggle of the labor movement.


The arch is inscribed with this quote by Martin Luther King, Jr., "The arc of history bends toward justice." This was the part of his "I have a Dream" speech, which he previewed at Campus Marius just a few blocks north of this site.


Designer: David Barr, Sergio DeGiusti

Architect: Merz & Associates, L.L.C.

Year Built: 2003

  • todd- 7y

    very well done
  • ♥ Katie ann. Off more than on. 7y

    Wonderful shot,really wonderful.
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  • Memories By Becky 7y

    Love this shot, the colors are awesome!! I'll be ready to go back down after the Holidays....
  • taek2846 PRO 7y

    nice shot, really like the light quality
  • Sherry Southen-DeBard 7y

    Way cool, Mike. Beautiful colors.
  • lonniec61 PRO 7y

    been by this many times,never looked so good, well done!!!
  • MikeRyu 7y

    Wow, thanks everyone!!!
  • mi_kirk PRO 7y

    I'll just add to the growing list of comments. Very cool Mike. Nice color.I like it.

    Detroit IS another dimension.
  • Shane Gorski PRO 7y

    Lovin the loop!
  • Jennifer B 7y

    this is great mike!
  • MikeRyu 7y

    Ha! Thanks Kirk!
    Thanks Shane!
    Thanks a lot Jenn!
  • polkadotted1 7y

    this is incredible!!
  • MikeRyu 7y

    Thank you very much!
  • Dirk Jungholt PRO 7y

    WOW. Very cool shot !! ;-)
  • MikeRyu 7y

  • *MichelleLynn* 7y

    Ohh my god this is beautiful --- the gold and the purple/blue background..oooh lovely.
  • MikeRyu 7y

    Thank you Michelle!!! Glad you like it!
  • MargaretMason 6y

    Hi Mike - Is there a way we can contact you offline? We're interested in using this photo on a Detroit area labor law firm website. Please email me at Thanks!
  • Gary Tucker PRO 5y

    This is a Beauty !!!!!!!!!!!
  • Bob Julius 5y

    No matter how many times I go there, I never tire of the Ring of Transcendance.
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Taken on December 13, 2008
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