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A Musical Bike Rack?

By: Tom Davis Category: Placemaking, Recent Posts, Sidewalk Features

Photo of a bike rack shaped like flowing musical notes.No, the rack does not play music but the shape, like musical notes, reflects the music that is part of every performance at the Wortham Center Theater where it is mounted at the back door. The rack also serves as a sign of what is inside and a component of place making. Surely this is one of those things my architectural friends call “whimsical”.

The door in the background is the entry for musicians, actors, stage hands and all the rest that make the performances and facility outstanding. The day I found the rack it was being used as you can see.

From the metal working stand point it is very well done with all welds ground smooth, clean crisp flowing lines and an even finish. We will have to watch over the next year to see if rusty pits appear as they did on other stainless steel racks presented at this site. What happened there was that the carbon steel rollers used to shape the stainless steel tubing embedded small pieces of carbon steel that later rusted.  I hope that does not happen here.

Click the photo to see the larger version and steal this great idea to create a shape that helps with the subtle message of the nature of the building.

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