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A Bridge with Curve Appeal

A Bridge with Curve Appeal

A new architect has been selected to design a $172 million bridge planned for the Sacramento River. Early ideas include observation decks, High Line-style landscaping and a soaring arch. We weigh in. You can too.

A Tale of Two Towers

A Tale of Two Towers

In recent months, proposals emerged for two of the last opportunity sites on Capitol Mall. Each tells a very different story about civic ambition, smart planning and political prudence, or the lack thereof.

The Upside of Underpasses

The Upside of Underpasses

There’s a growing global phenomenon in which community parks and other highly desirable public spaces are popping up beneath freeways and railway lines. It’s time for us to take a look under the hood as well.

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Elevating Art

Elevating Art

Public art is surging in Sacramento, but some of our greatest potential canvases are hidden right below our feet.

The Shapes of Water

The Shapes of Water

In cities like Venice and London, rivers and canals are doubling as gallery spaces, displaying art like no walls ever could. Let’s make some waves in the art world, too.

Go Climb a Bridge

Go Climb a Bridge

Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge has become one of Australia top attractions. It's time for us to scale new heights as well.

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