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Lost Murals @ 12th and Chicon

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It is hard to lose things....people may be the hardest thing to lose. But it's hard to see buildings go too--unexpectedly, and quickly. Murals are no different. Even though there is no three dimensional change to the city when one is painted over, it reflects a cultural change, and/or a change in values...something bigger than just the paint. And once they're gone, you can't get them back. 12th and Chicon has been hit hard this week, losing two within such a short time.

Read more about it on KUT.

Wayfinding is in the works for downtown Austin!

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Read all about it on the City of Austin's site. Or for a quick snippet from the site listed above:

The Downtown Austin Wayfinding Project is an initiative to make it easier for residents, commuters and tourists to find Downtown Austin destinations and attractions.

The “wayfinding” improvement project, an action item outlined in the Downtown Austin Plan adopted by City Council in December 2011, aims to integrate a range of navigation and communication tools for traversing the downtown area, such as signage, brochures, kiosks and smart-phone applications.

“Wayfinding” explores ways to navigate from one place to another, and focuses on highlighting the experience of the path and eventual arrival of the wayfinding user.  The system will underscore downtown’s unique and eclectic identity, as well as improve movement for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

We'll be hearing more about this project soon!

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