​​​​Baseline Road Streetscape​

 

 

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LOCATION:    Baseline Rd. between 7th & 40th Streets
ARTIST:    Harries/Heder Collaborative
LANDSCAPE
ARCHITECT:      Christy Ten Eyck
TYPE:    Infrastructure - Streetscape
MATERIALS:       Concrete, Steel, Fiberglass,      Landscaping
COMPLETION:     2005
DISTRICT:            8
ZIP CODE:    85042


​The award-winning Baseline Road Streetscape was designed to add shade and comfort for walkers and bus-riders as part of a larger street improvement along Baseline from 7th Street to 40th Street.  The artist team drew inspiration from memories of the area's farms and agricultural forms.

Arbor-shaped bus shelters – up to 75 feet in length - are covered with flowering vines like greenhouses.  The shelter roofs – in a variety of bright colors – are shadowed with fruit and flowers.  Under the arbors, green steel tractor seats and custom benches offer shaded spots to wait for a bus and enjoy views of South Mountain. 

"Ghost Trees" made of rebar and covered by vines provide shaded gateways at major intersections.  Metal inserts in the sidewalks suggest plow furrows, while trees and flowering plants create a colorful grid along street medians and curb strips.