Humpback Whale Sculpture Emerging from Infinity Pool

Municipal Project: “Tahku” Humpback Whale Statue
Location: Near the Seawalk in Juneau, Alaska

Nature expert and artist R.T. “Skip” Wallen sculpted “Tahku,” a life-scale, 6-ton, 25-foot-tall breaching humpback whale.  Set in an infinity pool on the banks of the Gastineua Channel makes the project even more realistic.

Project Features:

  • HDG Butterfly Blue granite natural stone
  • Applied finish is honed
  • Granite wier surrounds the whale sculpture water-feature infinity pool
  • Granite cladding to match wier surround

Project Partners:

  • Park designed by Tetra Tech, Inc.
  • Project was built by Admiralty Construction, Inc. of Juneau
  • Local subcontractors used for electrical, plumbing, control panels, concrete, waterproofing and finishes
  • HDG Building Materials supplied dimensional stone with applied finishes

Whale Watching

When in Juneau, visit “Tahku” the breaching humpback whale in all its glory at the Whale Project at 350 Whittier St. Juneau, AK 99801

Close up on Honed Finish on Granite Cladding - HDG Building Materials

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