Portal Bridge - 1963 Blue Screenprint

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"Presented with the challenge of integrating a pedestrian connection between Point State Park and Downtown, beneath an 8-lane highway-interchange, Pittsburgh architects the Stotz brothers responded with an elongated arch and walkway. Simple, soft, and elegant to the eye, but involving complex engineering and crafted of reinforced concrete, the 1963 vaulted portal invites an open view toward Gateway Center. Gordon Bunshaft, architect with SOM, amongst others, consulted on the design."

Launched in January 2021 as a collaboration between the Pittsburgh Modern Committee and illustrator Shane Henderson, Pittsburgh Modern Prints is an ongoing series celebrating sites of 20th century modern architecture and design.

Your purchase of a limited edition, hand-pulled screenprint will directly support the work of this local artist and the advocacy and programming efforts of the Pittsburgh Modern Committee of Preservation Pittsburgh.

Screen printed with opaque ink on acid-free, FSC and Green Seal certified, 50% PCW recycled, 18pt Mohawk Loop Antique Vellum paper.

All of my large wall prints are sized at 12.5" x 19" inches (as you can see modeled here by my lovely girlfriend, Nicole), come to your door mailed in flat, rigid envelopes to prevent damage or curling, and are ready to frame.