Pedestrian Strands

Embracing experimentation and collaboration at an infrastructural scale.

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Pedestrian Strands is the latest collaboration between El Dorado inc and artist James Woodfill. Sited on four highway bridges that connect the Downtown Loop with the Crossroads, the installation is considered a reparation of an interrupted pedestrian experience caused by the creation of the federal interstate in the 1960’s. Utilizing abstracted photographs of important, place-defining adjacent buildings embedded in illuminated glass panels, Pedestrian Strands embraces a strategy that all components of the installation comprise the artwork – the glass, the mesh guardrail and custom end panels with laser cut identifying street names.
  • 2008
  • Fabricator
  • Kansas City, MO
  • 66” x 76’ x 5”

Client

  • Downtown Council of KCMO

Eldo Team

  • Principal: David Dowell, AIA
  • Project Manager: Chris Burk

Collaborators

  • Contractors: Collins + Herman LLC, Westhues Electric

Artists

  • James Woodfill

Awards

  • 2009 KC Home Design Design Excellence Awards - Bronze, Outdoor
  • 2009 AIA Kansas City Allied Arts and Craftsmanship Awards - Honor Award

Press

Photography by

  • Mike Sinclair

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