Have you Atlantans seen these? Do you know where they are? I've driven by for decades without noticing. They don't reveal much when I'm driving by at 30 mph.
I'm learning to enjoy them, particularly how the shadows play during the day.
AKA: helical columns, Solomonic columns, Barley-sugar columns, or twisted columns. It's an old idea. Trajan's Column is decorated with a helical band though the column itself doesn't twist. Bernini's (and Borromini, et al) baldachin in St. Peter's with it's twisted columns is among the most stunning works in the west.
I'm happy to see the tradition continue in my neighborhood.
They make a half twist, or do they?
terry @ surf303.com
Civic Center Crosswalk in Fremont, CA
11 minutes ago