DETROIT (AP) – A new sculpture park is opening in Detroit’s Midtown area.

Robert Sestok’s project called “City Sculpture” includes metal artworks made from reclaimed and deconstructed materials, some weighing thousands of pounds. An official opening is planned Friday night, though the gates have been opened earlier to visitors.

The sculpture park is located on several former vacant lots that Sestok bought. The park grew out of the 68-year-old’s desire to leave a permanent mark as well as to find a home for several pieces of sculpture that Sestok had behind his house.

The lots were overgrown with weeds and trees when he started. The project was supported by Midtown Detroit Inc. as well as other donations.

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