From a press release by the City of Fort Wayne issued on December 30, 2008:
The Ribbon of Community, scheduled to go in just after the first of the year, is a laser-cut 3/4-inch steel plate of people’s silhouettes depicting community life in Fort Wayne with athletic, artistic and economic references. It will go along the sidewalk setback at the Renaissance Square building where there is a drop-off to Barr Street, minimizing safety hazards.
Throughout the display, a stainless steel handrail â€” a ribbon â€” runs through the painted silhouettes that showcase Fort Wayne’s innovative and creative qualities. Permanent labels will identify the activities.
AFW Blog posts
One Way to Put People Downtown – byÂ Fort Wayne Observed, which tipped me off to their placement
The west side of the Renaissance Square building has the same, if not more prominent, drop off. Something like this would be even more noticeable on that side of the building due to the high volume of traffic on Clinton.
True, although I believe the faux brick inlays need a lot more repair work. Perhaps Clinton Street will receive similar treatment?
Looks like a good bike rack alternative to me.
Does anyone know if there’s more to this that’s waiting for installation?