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5 x 100 Foot Wallscape Greets Boston Visitors

Thursday, January 18, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

Newton, MA; - An innovative and colorful, 5 x 100 foot graphic wallscape at the foot of the Massachusetts state capitol building is giving visitors to Boston a new and educational, "infographic" stop on the city's historic Freedom Trail. The wallscape uses text and colorful graphics to depict the transformation of the city of Boston (initially just a small peninsula), the Beacon Hill area and the Massachusetts State House over the past 370 years - a transformation replete with geographical and physical attributes, as well as political, cultural, and socio-economic impacts. Among its many images, the storyboard depicts the history of the Massachusetts state capitol including details of the original colonial-era building and the development in the 18th century of the current Beacon Hill location. Furthermore, it illustrates how the historically and architecturally significant building, designed by Charles Bullfinch and built between 1795 and 1798, will look at the completion of the current $42.5 million restoration project 28 months from now. Printed on a NUR Fresco? wide format digital production press, the high quality color wallscape was designed by Stewart Monderer Design Inc. of Boston and was installed by the Boston office of outdoor media company AK Media of Seattle. The "storyboard" images were printed on a flexible vinyl material in multiple pieces to accommodate both the site and design requirements: two 5 x 50 foot long pieces plus an additional larger and changeable piece in the center. The durable vinyl was then mounted on a wood frame and installed by AK Media at the ground-level front entrance to the building facing the historic Boston Common.




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