Mount Rushmore's Sculptor almost designed the Bayfront's Seawall

Mount Rushmore artist almost designed Bayfront Seawall

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - Even if you've never been to South Dakota, you know of Mount Rushmore.

Did you know that its famous sculptor almost constructed something in the Coastal Bend?

Gutzon Borglum, a Danish-American artist, made several proposals to the City of Corpus Christi in the early 1920's to modify the Bayfront.

At no cost to the city, Borglum designed a seawall that would incorporate parks and roads as well as a giant statue of Jesus Christ.

Thanks to a twist of fate, he went on to create one of the world's most famous sculptures.

Engineers later designed the seawall the Coastal Bend sees today.
 

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