Tryon Bridge Beacons
Completed Summer 2010.
The Tryon Street Bridge is an important point of entry into uptown Charlotte. There is a sense of theatrical splendor that radiates from the assembly of high rise buildings. It is like a stage set before your eyes as you cross Tryon Street Bridge. The new bridge heads are framing devices that offer focus and compression not unlike the opening of the curtain at the beginning of a lyric opera.
Symbolic cast acrylic curtains celebrate this moment of arrival. Protective canopies and support towers complement the floating curtains. The canopies recall portals and entrances, forms that we associate with points of arrival.