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Planned Art Project to ‘Humanize’ K Street Near Foggy Bottom

by Courtney Brown — June 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm 0

K Street NW, photo via Google Street ViewA new art project in the works could make a stretch of road near Foggy Bottom more friendly looking.

The Golden Triangle BID and the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities are looking for artists or design teams to create a permanent work of public art to be installed on the 2100 block of K Street NW, where K Street emerges from beneath Washington Circle.

Under the plan, which is dubbed the “K Street Gateway Project,” artists would have $480,000 to “create something appealing for all the people who live and work here,” executive director Leona Agouridis said.

The winning design would reflect the vibrancy of the neighborhood, according to a project overviewOther project goals include producing a “modern aesthetic,” creating something to “soften” or “humanize” the area and making the stretch of road “safe for pedestrian and vehicular traffic.”

Design teams are expected to be chosen this September and the art installation is scheduled to be completed by fall of next year.

Photo via Google Street View

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