The Hole Objective
For many cities, the beautification of downtown pedestrian areas is both an aesthetic decision as well as an economical one. The City of Tampa, FL, saw McNICHOLS ECO-MESH® as an answer for both.
The Hole Solution
In an attempt to create a pedestrian-friendly street with a focus on incorporating public art, approximately $1.2 million was invested in a downtown Tampa corridor spanning 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, commissioned by the City of Tampa, worked with a landscape architecture firm to design and create glass art as part 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, offering a glimpse of the city's narrative embedded in glass.
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