MIDTOWN GREENWAY: Personal Journeys Rest Stops

Benches, signs and cast bronze shoes create five themed rest areas along a 1½ mile section of this popular regional trail. Each installation features a different aspect of journey related to historic uses along this trail and rail corridor. The rest stops consist of concrete and Corten steel benches with sculptural bronze shoes and sign posts with thought provoking questions for visitors. Each site’s theme is based on community input and represents a historic aspect of journeys made by neighborhood residents. Bronze shoes were cast from shoes donated by the community. In collaboration with Teri Kwant.

Midtown Greenway Bracket Pk. site
Midtown Greenway Bracket Pk. site

Midtown Greenway W. River Road site
Midtown Greenway W. River Road site

Midtown Greenway Personal Journeys Overv
Midtown Greenway Personal Journeys Overv

Midtown Greenway Bracket Pk. site
Midtown Greenway Bracket Pk. site

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Client: City of Minneapolis Public Art Program

Type: Public art commission

Services: Design, community input, plans, specifications and construction management

 

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota Midtown Greenway between West River Road and Minnehaha Avenue

Materials: Concrete, Corten steel, bronze, steel and aluminum

 

Size: Five sites each around 10 ft. x 20 ft.