Thursday, July 28, 2011
To give context:
Jones Coffee Roasters. Could it be they're just for decoration? Whimsy? Superfluous details?
Update, 8/1/11: Robert Montano of the City Manager's Office sent some info! Very cool info.
"TommyW has pretty much hit it," he says. "The imprints were part of a streetscape/art program for the Innovation Corridor that were meant to symbolize the “seeds” of innovation. In addition to the stamped symbols were to be solar powered "seeds" that would glow. The Seeds, stamped and installed, were to have culminated in a large, permanent art installation at the Power Plant, as the gateway to Pasadena from the south."
Here are two links to the project:
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When I told Robert it sounded like the project never happened, he said, "Correct. The last I heard, the seeds were being engineered AND, once complete, will be installed as development projects occur within the Corridor. We have one, power dependent seed in our office for demonstration."
Mystery solved! Thank you, Robert.