Discussion Thread

  • 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.


    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.


    What artistic infrastructure are you aware of?

    Alexander Granato A.M.ASCE
    Bexley OH

  • 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.

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