|A mid-production shot of "Spiral," a bike rack by Collin Robinson|
These racks will eventually adorn some of Center City Philadelphia's most prominent locations, like the PMA's Perelman Building and Sister Cities Park. But the public's first glimpse of the racks is coming as a sculpture garden display at the Philadelphia Flower Show, March 1-9 in the Convention Center.
|Another rack, "Birds" by Kathleen Fruge-Brown, to be displayed at the Flower Show|
Up to eight racks total will be on display in the Grand Hall, most easily accessible via the Convention Center entrance on Market Street between 11th and 12th. (Map here.)
These racks will pull double duty: enlivening our streets with art, and helping ease Center City's desperate need for more bike parking. Because why lock to a boring old U-rack when you can lock up to a bird?
|"Bike Rack" by Warren Holzman and Iron Studio takes its inspiration from the Fibonacci spiral|
and Philadelphia's blacksmithing and steel shipbuilding history