Columbia Triumphant Park – Freehold, New Jersey

Isaac Kremer/ September 29, 2019/ placemaking, plaza, public art/ 0 comments

This statue has a complex past. Originally part of the monument on Court Street commemorating the Battle of Monmouth, completed on November 13, 1884, it was damaged by lightning on August 15, 1894. The statue was removed and this bust was used as a model for an 1896 replica of the original statue. The Historical Marker Database continues from there.

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Bowlero – North Brunswick, New Jersey

Isaac Kremer/ September 2, 2019/ architecture, placemaking, public art, storefront/ 0 comments

Feature lights draw the eye towards the purchase counter and shoe rental. Note the use of threaded pipes for the Check Out signs mounted on the countertop. Feature wall incorporating Bowlero logo. Offset by reclaimed wood paneling to create an Instagrammable photo opportunity. Bowling is enlivened by video boards in the distance. Colored lighting enhances the experience. Grabbing a quick

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Downtown – Staunton, Virginia

Isaac Kremer/ August 31, 2019/ architecture, Main Street, placemaking, preservation, program, public art, storefront/ 0 comments

T. J .Collins designed the Marquis Building on Beverley Street with a corner turret, bay windows, and gable-roofed bays. Together these give this commercial building a commanding presence at the intersection that it rests upon. The T. J .Collins designed Switzer Building with triple arches on the 2nd floor based on larger Venetian palazzos with a diamond pattern of terra

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Downtown – Knoxville, Tennessee

Isaac Kremer/ August 31, 2019/ placemaking, plaza, public art/ 0 comments

History photos enliven an otherwise blank wall. The Bijou is one of several theaters providing for the entertainment needs of the city and region. Water feature through the downtown steps from where the Farmers Market is held each week. Some of the public art commissioned, including a descriptive plaque with price tag. Water feature in Market Square, steps from shops,

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Humanity at the Crossroads – Grand Rapids, Michigan

Isaac Kremer/ August 28, 2019/ placemaking, public art/ 0 comments

Artprize 2009 by Daan Hoekstra. Underwritten by Allan and Claudia Carlson, Anne Copps, Tom and Mickie Fox, Barbara Mayo-Johnson, Linn Keller, and Hank and Liesel Meijer. Humanity at the Crossroads (2009) A Janusian Analysis of Daan Hoekstra’s Humanity at the Crossroads Daan Hoekstra’s mural Humanity at the Crossroads was commissioned by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2009. Artistic Intentions:

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The BOB – Grand Rapids, Michigan

Isaac Kremer/ August 28, 2019/ architecture, music, placemaking, plaza, program, tactical urbanism/ 0 comments

The BOB – which stands for “Big Old Building” – is a go to social and entertainment venue in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. They have creatively repurposed the space with dining, indoor and outdoor entertainment, and the new 20 Monroe Live space for up to 2580 people. The outdoor beer garden is more open than others we’ve seen and feels

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Mundos Roasting & Co. – Suttons Bay, Michigan

Isaac Kremer/ August 27, 2019/ architecture, local food, placemaking, program, storefront/ 0 comments

Mundos Roasting & Co. is a wonderful addition in May 2019 to Suttons Bay, Michigan. This is the second location for a successful business that started in a non-descript area in Traverse City far off from the main shopping. Hopefully the Suttons Bay location will help to raise the profile for this small business that is putting out such a

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