Playing the angles

In 1984, Michael Heizer’s massive triptych of pink granite monoliths, “45°, 90°, 180°,” became the first major commission of public art on campus. These days, it’s common to find Rice students spreading out and enjoying the weather on nice days atop the flat surface of the 180-degree monolith, with its pleasant view of the Engineering Quad.
In 1984, Michael Heizer’s massive triptych of pink granite monoliths, “45°, 90°, 180°,” became the first major commission of public art on campus. These days, it’s common to find Rice students spreading out and enjoying the weather on nice days atop the flat surface of the 180-degree monolith, with its pleasant view of the Engineering Quad.

In 1984, Michael Heizer’s massive triptych of pink granite monoliths, “45°, 90°, 180°,” became the first major commission of public art on campus. These days, it’s common to find Rice students spreading out and enjoying the weather on nice days atop the flat surface of the 180-degree monolith, with its pleasant view of the Engineering Quad. (Photo by Jeff Fitlow)