ARTIST: Joe TylerDATE: 2006LOCATION: These shelters are no longer visible to the public, this page exists as an archive of the original installation. TYPE: Transit ShelterMATERIALS: SteelBUDGET: $291,573DISTRICT: 7ZIP CODE: 85035
The artist designed bus shelters modeled after vintage radio sets produced from the 1920s to the 1960s. Each bears the phrase, “Tune in to Public Transportation" and one shelter includes it in Spanish as “Sintonizate al Transporte Publico." The shelters reflect a unique take on old table-top radios. They are made of self-weathering welded steel with perforated seating made of painted steel. The radio knobs on the shelters are illuminated to give a nostalgic glow after dark..