Wednesday, March 14, 2012

29th Street overpass and mural project

The pedestrian bridge over 29th at Columbus has been a work of art for a while now. What's been there a while are the mosaic murals like this one, on the 29th Street side of north tower.

I'll show more of the towers — and the murals inside — in a minute. But I wanted to say that the Tucson Arts Brigade is working on the murals as a community project. They meet every Thursday afternoon. There are details (and more of their projects!) on TAB's murals page.

The north tower is above. (Its north side is next to a building, so there's no mural to see there). And here are two views of the south tower (as always, you can click for a larger view):

south sidenorth side

Next, a look inside the towers next to the base of the stairwell:

inside north towerinside south tower

The photos above are from September 20, 2011. I came back again, on December 18th, to check the progress.

inside north towerinside south tower

And a couple more photos from December 18th. First, another mural at the bottom of the south tower (the left edge of the right-hand photo above). Then, on the top walkway between the two towers:

The opposite end of the walkway had a bright red wall.

Update (April 29, 2012): The overpass project is done! The unveiling celebration will be on May 9th. Here's our announcement.

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