(Left to Right: Jack Hulme, Creative Director, Environmental Graphic Design Studio at Gable; Janan Broadbent, Ph.D., President, Key Highway Community Association; Joseph Tremble, New Projects Development, Gable; Baltimore City Councilman Eric Costello)
The Key Highway Community Association (KHCA), with support from Baltimore City Councilman Eric Costello, is pleased to announce that the Fort Avenue Bridge Underlighting Project has officially been completed. The lighting project was designed and installed by Gable, a Baltimore-based design firm, known for the redesign of Baltimore’s Domino Sugars sign.
The project includes the installation of colorful and unique LED lighting under the bridge which will be visible every night from Baltimore’s Key Highway, where many commuters travel on their way in and out of the city. The lights change colors for different local occasions, such as orange for Baltimore Orioles opening day or purple for Baltimore Ravens games.
“I want to thank Key Highway Community Association President Janan Broadbent for her persistence and commitment to this wonderful project,” said Councilman Costello. “Her vision comes to life as a profound way to celebrate this community and provides a warming welcome to the visitors of this great city.”
“Key Highway is a gateway into the City of Baltimore and should reflect the vibrancy of our community,” said Maryland Senate President Bill Ferguson. “I’m deeply grateful for the Key Highway Community Association’s leadership on the underlighting of the Fort Avenue Bridge. The completion of this project and its lighting represents what is possible for our City when neighborhoods lead in implementing community-centered efforts to build a better Baltimore.”
This underlighting project is the first item completed as part of the Key Highway Beautification Project. As part of the project, KHCA hired Baltimore architecture firm Ayers Saint Gross to develop beautification projects from the Rusty Scupper restaurant in the Inner Harbor to South Baltimore’s Interstate 95 exit.
“The Fort Avenue Bridge lighting creates a unique visual threshold to the Key Highway neighborhood precinct,” said Jack Hulme, Creative Director, Environmental Graphic Design Studio at Gable. “The soft glow of the underpass portal creates a soothing sense of arrival and the changeable lighting elements celebrate Baltimore’s community pride and festive holidays as well as more somber events of reflection and inner strength. Additionally, the dynamic visuals created by the programmable lighting can be used as a landmark for direction-giving to visitors to the area by providing a solid sense of arrival to this special place within the Baltimore City fabric.”
For more information on KHCA, please visit http://www.keyhca.org/.
About the Key Highway Community Association (KHCA)
The Key Highway Community Association is a non-profit corporation established in 2001 to meet the interests and needs of the newly developing residential communities along Key Highway.
Gable works with some of the world’s leading organizations, real estate developers, architects, and builders. Gable provides visual solutions that attract, connect, engage and direct people to properties, buildings, places and spaces through the integration of architectural and graphic elements that include signs, digital displays, audiovisual, media and lighting.