Wake County Briefs

Public comment sought on art plaza

From Staff ReportsAugust 10, 2006 

— Here's your chance to weigh in on the proposed public art project for downtown Raleigh.

The city has set up a special e-mail address for residents to offer their opinions on the $4 million art installation designed by renowned Spanish artist Jaume Plensa: publicart@ci.raleigh.nc.us.

The e-mail address also can be used to obtain more information about the project.

Plensa, whose work would be paid for in part by Capitol Broadcasting chief executive James Goodmon, has proposed creating a grassy plaza with a canopy of lights on Fayetteville Street. City Manager Russell Allen recommended that the City Council reject the plan, saying it blocks the view on the newly opened street.

But the council decided Tuesday to give the city's arts commission time to see whether the plan can be modified. Council members will consider the matter in September.

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