Landscape Architect & Specifier News

AUG 2017

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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76 Landscape Architect and Specifier News I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 5 2 0 including at least 80 black-owned businesses. The 'Recreation' light hubs celebrate the active lifestyle of the community with its location next to Flat Branch Park and trailhead. The trailhead in the park connects with Katy Trail south of town, which traverses the entire state along the Missouri River. Ms. Lueza said the natural environment of the park and the linear movement of energy found in recreation inspired her. Each Light Hub tells a story of a different group or time, celebrating the varied historic neighborhoods of downtown Columbia. The project and master plan are initiatives by The District, the downtown organization that advocates and administers downtown interests. Visit for more information. continued from page 74 The light hubs each celebrate some history or individual character of the downtown. This is N. 5th and Walnut Street, an area in the "Sharp End," a once thriving black business district that went the way of urban renewal. at this location Cecilia Lueza designed a fedora-wearing male silhouette set off by geometric patterns in blue, purple and orange as a tribute to Sharp End's early history. Three light hubs have been installed, but eventually there may be as many as 15 light hubs suspended above the city.

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