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Independence Square

Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, Independence Square sits at the intersection of Trade and Tryon Streets providing a place to take in public art, admire local architecture and people watch. Those who visit the attraction should know they’re standing on a piece of important history, which can be explored through the public art standing on the square.

Littered around Independence Square you’ll find four bronze statues created by sculptor Raymond Kaskey titled “Transportation,” “Commerce,” “Industry” and “Future.” The Transportation statue is of an African American laborer, paying homage to the city’s first railroads from the 1850s. The creation of this metro is what laid the foundation for Charlotte becoming a major transportation hub. You’ll also notice an eagle, which gives a nod to the city’s advancements in aviation.

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