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The City of Austin’s Art in Public Places (AIPP) program is inviting citizens to take a look at AIPP artist Nader Tehrani's schematic design ideas for the Seaholm Substation's Wall.

The Seaholm Substation AIPP Wall is an exciting project which will:

enliven the Seaholm District; engage people passing by; keep the public safe; relate to its surroundings; and keep the substation secure.

Find out more about the Seaholm District here: http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/seaholm/default.htm

Here's a look at the artist's commentary attached to the imagery:

Here's how you can get involved in this special project!

  1. Review the project's safety and security constraints required by Austin Energy (listed below), then
  2. Look through the artist's images of their schematic design work, and then
  3. Tell us what you think!

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The City of Austin’s Art in Public Places (AIPP) program is inviting citizens to take a look at AIPP artist Nader Tehrani's schematic design ideas for the Seaholm Substation's Wall.  The Seaholm Substation AIPP Wall is an exciting project which will: enliven the Seaholm District; engage people passing by; keep the public safe; relate to its surroundings; and keep the substation secure. Find out more about the Seaholm District here: http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/seaholm/default.htm Here's a look at the artist's commentary attached to the imagery: Here's how you can get involved in this special project! 1) Review the project's safety and security constraints required by Austin Energy (listed below), then 2) Look through the artist's images of their schematic design work, and then 3) Tell us what you think! 

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This project is subject to some safety and security constraints; - The drawing provided shall be followed for gates and wall boundary.  Four gates are required as a minimum, and all gates shall not open to the road.  Prefer motorized operation of gates to assist in safe access to substation and minimize blocking of road to open gate.  Safety of person opening gate shall be a primary concern.- Removable wall portions shall be installed on the west side between north and south gates to allow sporadic removal/installation of major equipment.- The minimum height of the wall shall be 12’ with a 25’ maximum (maximum height can be exceeded in certain sections with AE approval).- No climbing aids shall be located within 10’ of wall or on wall. No vegetation with a root system extending into the substation shall be allowed.- Maintenance cost shall be minimal.- Wall material shall be robust to prevent removal by the public.  The material shall be secure so that no entrance points are created.  Wall shall not have items attached that may be dislodged and enter substation.- Prefer non-conductive material.  Conductive material will require a grounding system incorporated into the substation’s ground grid.-  Warning signs must be attached every 40’ (NESC requirement).  “No Trespassing” signs shall be attached to the gates. How well has the artist responded to these constraints with the designs (not well at all, got it just right, etc.)?

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Based on your review of the artist's images, to what extent do you think this work will enliven the district (not at all, it's excellent, etc.)?

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Topic: Other Ideas

What other ideas would you like to share with the artist for the Seaholm Wall?

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