Painted Intersection Project in Fort Lauderdale

Painted intersection in Fort Lauderdale, FL ( E Las Olas Blvd & SE 3rd Av)
Painted intersection in Fort Lauderdale, FL ( E Las Olas Blvd & SE 3rd Av)

Fort Lauderdale is a great city. This city never sleeps. There is always something going on. There are lots of changes happening all the time.

I wrote already in my blog before about some things that I have noticed changing around and transforming this great city. I wrote about the new high-rise construction in downtown. In this blog post I wrote about outdoor art. Here I wrote about new colorful bike lanes paintings on Las Olas Bolevard. I wrote about Broward College Downtown Campus coming down.  When we combine all these little changes, we get big transformatiion of Fort Lauderdale as a whole.

There is another City of Fort Lauderdale project that I wanted to write about. Did you notice the colorful painted intersection at East Las Olas Boulevard and SE 3rd Avenue in Downtown Fort Lauderdale?

 

Why Was Street Pavement Painted?

Fort Lauderdale has started Connecting the Blocks Painted Intersection Project. It is first of its kind in the city and Broward County. This Painted Intersection Project should compliment “Fort Lauderdale’s identity as a fun, dynamic, pedestrian-friendly destination” also it should “help create a safer balance between cars and people”.

 

Other Cities That Have Turned Public Spaces Into Street Art:

A Whale Surfaces on Graham Street – Seattle, WA

Coloring Inside the Lanes – Portland, OR

Intersection Painting – North End, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Los Angeles Eco-Village – Los Angeles, CA

Ocean City NJ Paints a Street – Ocean City, NJ

St Paul Storm-Drain Mural– St. Paul, MN

Painted Pavement Beautifies Tribeca Street – New York, NY

Paint the Pavement – Boulder, CO

Paint the Pavement – Corcoran neighborhood, MN

Paint the Pavement – Powderhorn Park neighborhood in Chicago, IL

Paint the Street Fantastic – Portland, OR

The 8th and Holman Intersection Repair – Portland, OR

 

Downtown Hollywood Mural Tour

Public Parking Garage in Downtown Hollywood,FL (Tyler St. & N 19 Ave)
Public parking garage in downtown Hollywood, FL. ( 251 N 19 Ave., Hollywood, FL). Outdoor mural is done by TM Sisters (Tasha and Monica Lopes de Victoria)

If you like unique art and culture, come and spend evening in Hollywood, FL at the Downtown Hollywood Mural Tour. The tour is FREE and happens every 3rd Saturday at  6pm-7pm.

The Downtown Hollywood Mural Project is an exibition of outdoor wall murals at different locations in Downtown Hollywood. The murals are done by local and internationally recognized artists.

The picture above is of the Radius Public Garage at 251 N 19 Avenue, Hollywood, FL 33020. The artists of this large scale mural of the sunset are Tasha and Monica Lopes de Victoria, known as TM Sisters. The TM sisters are siblings and are based in Miami, Florida.

If you would like more information for the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project, please click here

You can do the walking tour yourself. The murals are located in Downtown Hollywood. To view and download printable tour map, click here.

Do not forget to wear comfortable shoes.

Happy Birthday, Fort Lauderdale!

Riverwalk. Fort Lauderdale, FL
Riverwalk. Fort Lauderdale, FL
Downtown. Fort Lauderdale, FL
Downtown Fort Lauderdale, FL
Las Olas. Fort Lauderdale, FL
Las Olas. Fort Lauderdale, FL

Happy Birthday, Fort Lauderdale!

Founded on March 27th, 1911, today marks 107th Birthday of Fort Lauderdale.

While reading about Fort Lauderdale history, I found interesting fact, that during first census after city incorporation, the 1920 census, registered population of 2,065. And only 5 years later, in census 1925, it was recorded 5,625 people in Fort Lauderdale. As of census 2010, there were 165,521 people living in Fort Lauderdale.

 

 

Guitar-Shaped Hotel at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

 

Guitar-shaped Hotel at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood,FL
Guitar-shaped hotel is being build at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & casino in Hollywood, FL.

Last fall Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood had an event to celebrate the building of the new guitar-shaped hotel.

At the even there was a display with the model of the new guitar-shaped hotel . The model of the new hotel was maybe 3 feet tall, when the future building will be 450 feet into the sky. It was hard to imagine this big guitar-shaped building actually being build.

But now we can see the progress. Only few month had passed after the event to show the small display model . Finally, the new guitar-shaped hotel is actually getting it’s shape.