Luckey Climber at Columbus Commons

15 Nov

Climbing structure, Indoor Children's Playground, Columbus, Ohio, Tom Luckey, Luckey Climber, Fun Playground DesignClimbing structure, Indoor Children's Playground, Columbus, Ohio, Tom Luckey, Luckey Climber, Fun Playground DesignClimbing structure, Indoor Children's Playground, Columbus, Ohio, Tom Luckey, Luckey Climber, Fun Playground Design

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Here’s a fun-, if a bit precarious-looking structure for kids. Designed by the recently deceased Thomas Walker Luckey, an artist, sculptor and architect renowned for his one-of-a-kind climbing sculptures, this particular 35-foot “Luckey Climber” is found in Columbus, Indiana at the Columbus Commons. The indoor playground was completed in 2011 and judging from the reviews on Trip Advisor is (not surprisingly) a big hit with kids. The floating C’s alone had me sold instantly.

Photos: Susan Fleck Photography and Columbus Indiana Visitors Bureau.

One Response to “Luckey Climber at Columbus Commons”

  1. Chris Cory November 15, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    Tom Luckey was the closest thing to a genius I’ve ever known, and now his son is carrying on the creation of the Climbers. The photos on their website are magic, and the kids have a ball! They’re safe, too. As curators at the Museum of Modern Art have pointed out, Luckey has provided a way to push back against the trend toward supersafety in playgrounds, and in the bargain, create useable art..

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