Carnegie Mellon University

Art Park Coming to Forbes Avenue

12-03-2009

Art Park Coming to Forbes Avenue

ArtParkSpaceA new green space will be coming to Forbes Avenue this spring. Over the next few months, the 4621-4628 block of Forbes Avenue will be transformed into a temporary "Art Park," where Carnegie Mellon students will enliven the busy Oakland street with both art and environmental projects. School of Art Professor Bob Bingham will provide direction for the project, with the plan of having the space ready by commencement. The buildings in the block are being demolished this week to make room for the green space.

The university purchased the land earlier this year, with long-term plans to further develop Forbes into an educational, research, business and cultural corridor.

Pictured is the demolition site near the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Craig Street. The Collaborative Innovation Center sits behind the construction zone.

Ken Walters