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ECO-MESH® Panels Line Streets of Tampa Art Promenade

In an attempt to create a pedestrian-friendly street with a focus on incorporating public art, a downtown Tampa corridor turned to McNICHOLS ECO-MESH®.

The Hole Objective

For many cities, the beautification of downtown pedestrian areas is both an aesthetic and economic decision. The City of Tampa, Florida saw McNICHOLS ECO-MESH® panels as an answer for both.

An ECO-MESH® Panel that has been powder coated with a brick red color.
McNICHOLS ECO-MESH® panels as part of the "Promenade of the Arts" in Tampa, Florida.

The Hole Solution: ECO-MESH® Panels

Approximately $1.2 million was invested in a downtown Tampa corridor. The goal was to create a pedestrian-friendly street that incorporates public art. The corridor spans three city blocks. One street was chosen as the "Promenade of the Arts" for its proximity to the city's new arts facilities and links to Tampa's urban core.

A local artist worked with a landscape architecture firm to design and create a glass art installation. The installation is a feature of the streetscape renovation. Her artwork consists of multiple cast glass tiles incorporated into vertical panes that sit alongside a series of McNICHOLS ECO-MESH® panels. The large-scale panels line the street as part of the Promenade of the Arts. This offers a glimpse of the city's narrative embedded in glass art.

Close up view of an ECO-MESH® Panel with vines growing on it.

Featured Product & Benefits

McNICHOLS® Wire Mesh, ECO-MESH®, Galvannealed, Powder Coated Brick Red, Woven - Intercrimp Weave, 3" x 3" Mesh (Square), 2" Channel Width - 16 Gauge (.0635" Thick), 4"x 8" panel

  • Woven Wire allows plants to grow
  • Creates a privacy screen using natural elements
  • Helps to buffer wind and sound
  • Durable powder coat provides UV resistance, available in a variety of colors

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