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Beautify This Blank Wall: The Fourth and Elm Parking Garage

Anne Evans Anne Evans Beautify This Blank Wall: The Fourth and Elm Parking GarageBlank Walls: Fourth and Elm Parking Garage. Photo by Anne Evans
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While Columbus has made significant advancements in the public art realm, there are still blank walls that could benefit from an artist’s eye. Cue the Fourth and Elm Parking Garage at 78 N. 4th Street. The front of the garage looks decent for a garage, but when peeking through the Neighborhood Launch development from Gay Street, it is a real eyesore.

Imagine if you were walking down Gay Street and came to that spot and suddenly had bright contemporary art, or a waterfall, or a special mural to meet your eye. It would certainly be a welcomed surprise, a hidden gem, and a fun thing to stumble upon. Much better than the blank concrete blocks that make up the visual space today.

What do you envision for this space?


Columbus Underground is celebrating Architecture and Design Week from September 21 through September 27, where we take a look at all things related to designing the future of our city. This week is brought to you with support from our friends at Continental Office and Schooley Caldwell Associates.


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