John Horace Stone
This proposal looks at two programs that have changed and will change the city forever, the percent-for-art program and the Neighborhood Transformation Initiative.
The Neighborhood Transformation Initiative proposes to demolish vacant and blighted buildings throughout the city; in most areas this will further fray, if not destroy, the delicate urban fabric.In this proposal, % Park will become a cemetery for neighborhood architectures.The decorative brick and stonework from the demolished buildings will be ground and used to fill the hole now at Eighth and Market - one last use for a neighborhood and its history.Granite markers with etched images of the demolished houses will be installed.
...John Horace Stone, a graduate of the Parsons School of Design, is an artist and construction manager.He is project manager of Sherick Project Management, and was involved with Project Home and the Village of the Arts and Humanities.He
had a one-man show last year at Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Art Festival Gallery
, and will be in a show later this year at B Square Gallery
Storm Water Park