A familiar landmark has returned to West Fifth Avenue.

A familiar landmark has returned to West Fifth Avenue.

A new version of metal artist Susan Ewing's sculpture, Double Broken Window, was delivered Friday, April 20, and placed in front of the Ohio Craft Museum, 1665 W. Fifth Ave.

The 2,900-pound, 10-foot-tall sculpture arrived on a trailer Friday morning, then was placed with the help of a small crane.

Ewing, associate dean of the School of Fine Arts at Miami University, created the first version of the sculpture out of wood for display at the Ohio governor's residence during the Richard Celeste administration.

"I'm on the craft museum board and was one of those people who were working for the creation of the museum," Ewing said.

Shortly after it opened, the museum commissioned Ewing to create a version of the sculpture made out of metal, said Sharon Kokot, executive director of the museum.

The museum's sculpture sustained wear and tear over the years as it sat outside and was removed about three years ago, Kokot said.

"It was a conservation problem," she said. "It had corroded and we had it evaluated and found it would be less expensive just to have a new one made."

The new sculpture is made out of Cor-Ten steel, a weathering steel.

"It is made to rust, but it won't rust through," Ewing said.

"It will continue to change as it is exposed to the elements," Kokot said. "It will be interesting to watch it change over time."

The sculpture was her first large-scale work, Ewing said.

She originally came up with the design for brooches she was making.

The first metal sculpture was fabricated by someone else, but Ewing fabricated the new version, working out of her studio.

The sculpture's interlocking squares signify the dynamics of space and structure, she said.

"We're very excited to again be able to offer such a wonderful piece of public art for the neighborhood," Kokot said.

"It's an old friend with a new look."