Monday, August 23, 2010

35W Bridge Art?

Browsing the local Tumblrs this morning we ran into an interesting post at Karl Pearson-Cater's blog where he suggests a great idea: Minnesota artists should create art out of the wreckage for a 35W memorial. He thinks " The Walker or other local artists and Mayor R.T. Rybak could get this done" and we could not agree more.

Karl's post contains quotes from Steve Berg's article published over at Minn Post, where he suggests where the memorial should be located: "My nomination for locating this stark piece of public art is an empty lot at the north end of the bridge, at University and 10th Avenue S.E.".

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, as expected, has already thought of this idea himself. The Mayor has been working on the memorial site idea with the city's Park Board, MnDOT officials and the families of victims; the site should be located across West River Road near 11th Avenue South.

Berg's article also adds that: "Specifics could be announced as early as next week. The new site, if officially selected, may lend itself to a more linear design with an overlook of the river and the new bridge. Tom Oslund, principal of the Minneapolis landscape architecture firm Oslund and Associates, will design the memorial."


For more info go to Minn Post.

Submitted by @marrina.

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