Linnaea Tillett & Karin Tehve, artists
Emphas!s Design, lead design consultant
Commissioned by City of New York Department of Transportation, Percent for Art Program and DUMBO BID
This Way transforms the Brooklyn Bridge stairwell and underpass from a dark and forbidding “back door” into a unique entrance to DUMBO. The artwork simultaneously performs aesthetically and practically—both place-making and way-finding. Residents and visitors are engaged by linear light forms, which also guide them through the urban maze. The areas under the bridge along Washington and Prospects streets glow a distinctive blue from new sidewalk lighting.
The art installation works in concert with new signage to improve the experience of visitors and residents passing through this significant threshold between the bridge and Manhattan, DUMBO, and other parts of Brooklyn.
2009 Lumen Citation and Regional Award; Illuminating Engineering Society
2009 Building Brooklyn Awards; Open Spaces Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
2009 Design Awards; Wayfinding; Society of Environmental Graphic Design
Photos by Seth Ely