“Compartment Earth” by artist Roxy Paine, is a 12 foot stainless steel sphere weighing almost 7 tons. It was fabricated at Kammetal of Red Hook, BK with Joshua Sledge as Project Manager and Lead Fabricator. It is hollow, composed entirely of stainless steel plates that were waterjet cut and rolled into their curved shapes. A crew of five skilled metalworkers and two assistants were required to bring Paine’s vision to life.
The sculpture was constructed over a period of six months leading to installation in January 2015. It can be seen in the lobby of the new RBC Tower, 88 Queens Quay, Toronto.