This is one of two identical artworks welcoming you to uptown Charlotte. But I am not sure if they are welcoming auto traffic or visiting UFO’s.
A little Goggle research finds that they are called the “Tyron bridge beacons” and were designed by Friedrich St. Florian Architects. An article indicates that they were creating a sense of theatrical splendor that radiates from the assembly of high rise buildings seen from the bridge,
Following is a link to the Friedrich St. Florian Architects website, Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: One of two welcome sculptures at the entrance to uptown Charlotte.