The Cisterna’s wind turbine will generate power as well as aerate and recirculate runoff water and is designed to provide irrigation for Montgomery Farm in the future. The project took over a year to complete and was created from 10,000 cubic feet (almost 1,000 tons) of Lueders Limestone, quarried from the Lueders Basin in Texas.
The Cisterna is part of what will become a five-acre public park and stands near the site of the original windmill, which was one of the property’s landmarks for decades.
“When Brad originally presented his idea we knew it would be a spectacular addition to Montgomery Farm,” said Amy Monier. “Now that it’s complete, it is even more dramatic than we ever imagined.”
Goldberg, who was one of the lead designers on Bethany Drive, is known around the world for his dramatic work with stone. His expansive sculptures can be found in such places as Aberdeenshire, Scotland; Hamamatsu, Japan; Vassiviere En Limousin, France; and Lindabrunn, Austria as well as throughout the U.S. Closer to home, you can find his work in downtown Dallas at Pegasus Plaza, Mimi's Garden at the Dallas Arboretum, the lobby of the Crescent, the floor of the Dallas Convention Center, the Prince of Peace Catholic Community in Plano, the Garden of Learning at Mountain View College in Oak Cliff, at DART rail stations throughout downtown Dallas as well as the Allen Civic Plaza.
Workers from Sustainable Structures of Texas will spend the next few days fine tuning the wind turbine before it goes online full-time.