The original sculpture was built for the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. Bayer was commissioned to build another one, but 25 feet taller. It is a towering 85 feet tall. It was later donated to the Denver Art Museum and has become one of Denver's landmarks.
The sculpture consists of 32 pre-fabricated concrete pieces measuring 41' x 5.'2" x 2'7" and weighing a total of TWO million pounds. These massive pieces are held together by a refueling mast taken from an aircraft carrier that runs up the center of the sculpture.