The “Cycle of Arches” installation by Slavic Village Development is a finalist for a Cleveland Neighborhood Progress Vibrant City Award in the CDC Placemaking Award category.
From Freshwater Cleveland–
Slavic Village Development – Cycle of Arches
The Cycle of Arches installation evokes allusions to nature such as trees or grasses bending in the wind, while nodding to the industrial heritage of the community by representing the neighborhood’s “steel roots” with its steel tube construction. Part of the $8 million Broadway Streetscape and Road Improvement Project, the installation is located at the intersection of E.49th Street and Broadway Avenue. Jonathan Kurtz, AIA, designed Cycle of Arches. Partners included Slavic Village Development, Land Studio and the City of Cleveland.
The Ohio & Erie Canalway Association awarded funds to the Broadway Slavic Village Development Corporation through its Strategic Grants Program to create “Cycle of Arches.” The public art is positioned along the designated Ohio & Erie Canalway America’s Byway and serves as the entryway for Slavic Villages downtown district, which stretches down Broadway to the headquarters of Third Federal.
Winners for the Vibrant City Awards will announced May 2nd at the Vibrant City Awards Lunch.
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress announces finalists for Vibrant City Awards, Freshwater Cleveland