Triangle. Ink on Canvas. 11" x 17".
The Triangle Gap, originally named The Challenger Memorial, designed by sculptor Isamu Noguchi and designer Buckminster Fuller, was dedicated in the southwest end of Bayfront Park on January 28, 1988. Commemorating the seven astronauts killed aboard the space shuttle Challenger in 1986, the 100-foot tall abstract steel sculpture of a spiraling double helix is painted white and stands in a recessed cement triangular base. A marble triangle plaque serves as a scribe for a poem. What Noguchi didn't realize was that the marble triangular plaque would later serve as Miami's most recognizable skate spot years later.
For over a decade skateboarders from Florida and beyond have been sending tricks into this marble plaque at the Challenger Memorial. Everything from flip tricks into, grinds, slides, and manuals, the spot is very versatile yet not for the faint of heart. In one amazing case, Brad Cromer remarkably did a few tricks up the triangle gap, a feat requiring an unprecedented amount of strength and precision.
Part of an on-going series titled "Boarding Pass". "Boarding Pass" is a series of Posters celebrating some of Skateboarding's most iconic, beloved, and amazing skate spots, world wide.