The public is invited to view the construction and installation of a 14-foot brick arch by local sculptor Michael Morgan on the east side of N. 27th Street, just south of the Elaine Hammer Pedestrian Trail Bridge. The arch will be the focal point of an urban green space that will include landscaping, a drinking fountain, sitting boulders, a labyrinth and a bicycle tool station. Tax-increment financing funds generated by N. 27th Street improvements are paying for the project.
Morgan has been working on the installation of the arch since May 9, and neighborhood middle- and high-school students helped score, texturize and shape about 300 of the thousands of bricks used in the structure. The arch is expected to be completed by mid-June, and additional enhancements will be added by September.