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  • 1.  Inserting Art Into Infrastructure

    Posted 07-31-2022 10:29 PM
    Several months ago, ASCE uploaded an article about buildings in Germany made to resemble the word, "home". It was designed to be a historic reminder of the American history in that city pertaining to World War II.

    https://www.asce.org/publications-and-news/civil-engineering-source/civil-engineering-magazine/article/2022/03/residential-towers-in-germany-to-resemble-letters?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rasa_io

    That left me thinking of other examples or artistic infrastructure. On The Ohio State University Main Campus, there is the Garden of Constants, featuring statues of all the one-digit numbers, and multiple equations embedded into the ground. These are all stationed outside Dreese Lab, serving as a remainder of the laboratory's devotion to electrical engineering, and computer and information science.

    https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/garden-of-constants
    https://www.sculpturecenter.org/oosi/items/show/1338

    What artistic infrastructure are you aware of?

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    Alexander Granato A.M.ASCE
    Student
    Bexley OH
    [email protected]
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  • 2.  RE: Inserting Art Into Infrastructure

    Posted 08-05-2022 10:38 AM
    My university's engineering building had some similar artwork carved into the marble along the wall outside of the building, next to the lake. I wouldn't call it functional, but it certainly was really cool.

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    Christopher Seigel P.E., M.ASCE
    Civil Engineer
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