Rhode Island Trolley Trail Sculptural Signage
The Charles Bergen-led team of Bergen, Bailey and Cherkasky have been selected via open competition to create this Sculptural Wayfinding Signage Project for the Rhode Island Trolley Trail. The signage uses the same medallions at the Trolley Trail Round House. Using the same medallions as those situated on the Trail Round House, we placed the medallions at eye level and created a wide, sturdy base for them to make the art piece accessible and better connect it to its context. Arranged and spaced with the rhythm of railroad ties, slightly smaller horizontal tubes extend “through” and past the angled vertical tubes a little over an inch on each side. The cross tubes laterally brace the signage kiosk and divide the kiosk vertically into three parts. Thus, when viewed from the “Front” and the “Rear” the tube pattern evokes the rhythm and pattern of the trolley tracks that once ran along the Trolley Trail. The three-part vertical division of the kiosk references to the three adjacent communities—College Park, Hyattsville and Riverdale Park—that the completed trail will serve and where one kiosk will be placed.
TITLE: Trolley Trail Wayfinding Signage
DATE: April 2017 Installation
MEDIA: Painted waterjet cut metal with concrete footing.
DIMENSIONS: 7’-8” Tall x 3’-9” Wide
LOCATION: Hyattsville, MD
PARTNERS: Hyattsville CDC, Maryland Area Heritage Authority
BUDGET: $35,000.00 for design and fabrication of three sculpture
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