Earlier this week we posted a story from the Pasadena Star-News about an open design bid for an “iconic” bridge over the 210 freeway in anticipation of the construction and opening of the Gold Line Foothill Extension. We recently received an important update from Habib Balian that all artists who are submitting design bids should be aware of. The email is pasted below. Important information in bold.
In case you didn’t get a chance to see it, the Pasadena Star-News on Saturday ran a story, along with a photo gallery on the website, featuring the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority’s plans to build an iconic, gateway bridge over the 210 Freeway in Arcadia. We invited artists to examine the site – which will span the freeway, high above the roadway – so they could get a feel for the magnitude of the project.
Since the article appeared on Saturday we have received numerous inquiries, and we have decided to extend the submission deadline one month to May 26. For more information, please see the request for qualifications.
To accommodate what we expect to be international interest in shaping this landmark, an additional Pre-Qualification Conference was scheduled for April 24. The Authority is seeking to conduct a live feed video teleconference for the benefit of the many out of the area artists that have expressed interest.
This is a milestone moment in our progress. We are continuing to do everything we can to be ready to turn dirt when funding from Metro comes through.
The Journey Continues…..
Habib F. Balian