Whittle School has agreed to fund one of three public art installations planned for the Van Ness commercial district. Van Ness Main Street Executive Director Theresa Cameron announced the gift at the December 18th ANC 3F meeting.
The $70,000 installation is to be placed at the southwest corner of Connecticut Avenue and Van Ness Street by the former Intelsat headquarters, soon to house the international school opening fall 2019. This commitment by Whittle School also captures ANC 3F matching funds of $23,500.
The design team is from After Architecture, chosen in spring 2018 by the Van Ness Main Street Design Committee after a public vetting process.
The designers imagined climbing vines and historic markers rising up the posts, holiday lights strung along the overhead canopy, and seating for the area’s residents, students and diplomats.
Van Ness Main Street will continue seeking funds for two more installations in 2019, approximately $70,000 for each. Other possible locations are at Windom Place and Albemarle Street.