Streetcar Stop for Portland

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Title: Streetcar Stop for Portland
Photo Credit: Regional Arts and Culture Council
Lead Artist(s):

Description:
<p>Streetcar Stop for Portland is a sculpture that includes both shelter and lighting components. The eccentric multifaceted structure includes over 300 individual panels in shades of gray and brown on the exterior, with warm hues of orange and yellow on the interior, sheltering streetcar passengers in a highly visible and fantastically colorful way. Artist Jorge Pardo wanted to create an effect of being &ldquo;rainy on the outside, sunny on the inside&rdquo; for Portland&rsquo;s Streetcar riders. The inspiration for the exterior palate derives from an evening photograph Pardo took that was then simplified and mapped onto the surfaces. He intended the piece to be best when it is dark and rainy and the interior lighting creates a warm glow that stands out like a beacon amongst its dark surroundings.</p>
PROJECT LOCATION

Transit System
located just north of the Rose Quarter, at NE Broadway and Weidler
Streetcar Platform
270 N Weilder St
Portland, OR 97227
United States

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PROJECT TEAM

Regional Arts & Culture Council
Regional Arts & Culture Council
contact@psengineers.com
Peterson Structural Engineers
Multnomah County Bridge Section
Jon Hendrickson
PROJECT DETAILS

Permanent
$500,000
$500,000 and above
Percent-for-Art
Sculpture
Fiberglass, Glass, LED, Metal, Wood
2013
2014