February 6, 2013
Wynwood is quickly developing a reputation as a center of art and creativity. The once blighted warehouse district has subsequently been attracting an ever-growing number of innovators, artists, designers, and entrepreneurs from all over the world. As a result, it’s now gaining national attention, with the widely-syndicated Huffington Post featuring a report on the latest creative project taking place in Wynwood Ways.
New artist-designed crosswalks in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood are meant to make the stretch more pedestrian-friendly. But could double takes of their awesomeness distract both those in front and behind the wheel?
It’s possible. Consider the first of 15 such crosswalks that was revealed Monday at 25th Street and Northwest Second Avenue in an official dedication to Wynwood developer Tony Goldman.
The hypnotic, brightly-hued crisscrossing design is the donated vision of Venezuelan kinetic artist Carlos Cruz-Diez, who once described color as “an evolving situation, a reality which acts on the human being with the same intensity as cold, heat, and sound.
If his name sounds familiar, it’s because Cruz-Diez brought his amazing sense of color to the new Marlins Park in “Double-frequency Chromatic Induction,” a neon-tastic walkway in the ballpark’s main entrance.
Cruz-Diez’s donated design and 14 other artist’s crosswalks are part of Wynwood Ways, a collaboration organized by the Wynwood Arts District Association with local arts organizations such as Miami Biennale to make the neighborhood a more pedestrian-friendly cultural destination.
Wynwood is such a dynamic community, that even its crosswalks receive an artistic remake. Indeed, the entire community is characterized by its constant revitalization efforts. Once-decaying warehouses and industrial lofts are turned into art galleries, chic office spaces, and eclectic boutiques.
The community is constantly evolving and experimenting, turning it into a dynamic neighborhood like no other. For this reason, Wynwood Real Estate is one of the most desirable in the South Florida market, offering unique and expanding business opportunities. To learn more, contact Metro 1 Properties at 305-571-9991.