University Avenue Improvements
MAG/University Avenue Updates
Surrounding both sides of the Memorial Art Gallery’s Centennial Sculpture Park, the City of Rochester’s ART Walk Extension Project, phase 2 has been completed.
Story Walk is an interactive artistic sidewalk installed as part of the Art Walk Extension Enhancements Project in the Neighborhood of the Arts. Certain stones in the walk are engraved with words (see above) that visitors can use to access Rochester stories, memoirs, family histories, character studies, and other true stories.
You can interact with this installation. Use your cell phone and punch in the main number: 585.627.4132. Listen for the prompt to add the code of the first four letters that you see embedded in the sidewalks. Punch in that code and you will be able to listen to the poetry and/or story. As an example – “Trees” would be “8733″ – the numbers corresponding to the first four letters of the word.
Poet’s Walk runs along University Avenue between North Goodman and Prince Streets and it honors poets, past and present, as artists of the written word.
About the University Avenue Improvements
- University Avenue improvements included full-depth pavement reconstruction with new curb and underdrain, as well as street lighting replacement, drainage improvements, signalized intersection improvements, new pavement markings, parking bump outs, sidewalks, driveway and landscaping improvements, and new signage.
- Artwalk 2 Enhancements included specialty sidewalk treatments along the north side of University Avenue (from Prince Street to N. Goodman Street) and along N. Goodman Street (from College Avenue to East Avenue); as well as specialty paving treatments at MAG, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester Museum & Science Center, the Towers and Anderson Avenue Plaza.