Construction #105
Artist Jose de Rivera
Year 1968
Type Sculpture
Dimensions 19 ft x 8 ft x 2 1/2 ft
Location Infinity Quad

Construction #105 (colloquially, infinity symbol or infinity statue) is a sculpture of a 3-sided mobius strip which was installed when the Henrietta campus opened in 1968. The statue is located on the academic side of the RIT campus. It sits in the center of the Infinity Quad and marks the end of the Quarter Mile.

Construction #105 is composed of a black granite base and stainless steel mobius strip, and is powered by a motor which slowly rotates the top mobius strip throughout the day. The statue is known as the "Infinity Symbol" because, at certain angles during its rotation, it makes a near-perfect sideways infinity symbol.

The Second Infinity Symbol

José de Rivera's "Construction #105" sculpture at RIT is not his only Infinity Sculpture- a similar mobius sculpture is installed at the entrance of the National Museum of American History on the National Mall in Washington, DC, and was installed in 1967- a year earlier than RIT's sculpture.

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