Heartland Harvest: The Kansas City Board of Trade

Heartland Harvest, designed by Joel Marquardt of Gastinger Walker Harden Architects, was installed on the Kansas City Board of Trade Building in 1999. Joel Marquardt worked with A. Zahner Company to create a custom fabrication method for the final 60-foot tall sculpture.

Marquardt came to Zahner with a miniature maquette, which Zahner engineers recreated in an enhanced digital model. Zahner craftsmen and engineers designed a custom “on-off” press to recreate the maquette’s exact indents in Star Blue patinated copper.  

Heartland Harvest at the Kansas City Board of Trade.
Heartland Harvest at the Kansas City Board of Trade.
Detail of the copper panels made for Heartland Harvest.
Detail of the copper panels made for Heartland Harvest.
Heartland Harvest at the Kansas City Board of Trade.
Heartland Harvest at the Kansas City Board of Trade.
Heartland Harvest at the Kansas City Board of Trade.
Heartland Harvest at the Kansas City Board of Trade.
Night image of the Heartland Harvest at the Kansas City Board of Trade.
Night image of the Heartland Harvest at the Kansas City Board of Trade.