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New Fairhaven building gets a sculpture to match its name

Orca Building in Fairhaven gets a killer of a whale sculpture

David Christensen, owner of Christensen Design Management, talks about designing an orca sculpture for the Orca Building in Fairhaven on Tuesday, March 6.
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David Christensen, owner of Christensen Design Management, talks about designing an orca sculpture for the Orca Building in Fairhaven on Tuesday, March 6.

The newest building in Fairhaven made a big splash Tuesday when workers installed a killer whale sculpture that appears to crash through the brick facade.

Work crews with Robinson Hardwood and Homes installed the sculpture, designed by Dave Christensen of Christensen Design Management, on the second floor of the aptly named Orca Building on 12th Street, near the Fairhaven Library.

The sculpture will have bricks added to the front to make it look as though the orca is crashing through a corner of the building, pursuing salmon sculptures that will be added later. Neal Robinson owns the building, which will have retail and food businesses on the ground floor and office space on the second floor once it’s completed.

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