proposal for a sculpture on a traffic circle – University of Texas at El Paso

Questions & Answers

  1. What is the diameter of the circle we would be working with?  I see there is a 'truck apron'.  I'm assuming the sculpture is the smaller circle within the truck apron.
    The inside diameter of the circle is 47 feet-10 inches.  The circle is defined with a rock wall that is a maximum of 24 inches high with a concrete cap.  The rock type is equal to Franklin or Hueco Yellow, a local rock from which many rock walls are constructed.

  2. Are there site line restrictions; as in being able to look through the circle to see on coming traffic, and/or other safety requirements? 
    TxDOT has not indicated any restrictions to us.  They have stated that the use of water elements should be avoided along with elements that might shine back into the eyes of the driver.

  3. It sounds like the jury may be looking for a single large iconic object, an object that might reflect the history, demographics, or geography of UTEP, and/or El Paso. 
    CORRECT

  4. Size limitations?
    The width of the piece needs to fit comfortably into the rock circle described above.  The height of the piece is dependent on the artwork.

  5. Any other relevant info?
    A cross section of the traffic circle is:

  6. 10 foot sidewalk,
    pedestrian rail (36 inches high),
    18 inch concrete curb that is 6 inches high,
    2-20 feet lanes,
    18 inch concrete curb,
    10 foot asphalt truck apron on a 3% slope,
    1 foot rock wall with 1 foot 2 inch concrete cap (height of rock wall is below),

    the inside diameter of the circle is 47 feet 10 inches,

    1 foot rock wall with 1 foot 2 inch concrete cap (height of rock wall is below),
    10 foot asphalt truck apron on a 3% slope,
    2-20 feet lanes,
    18 inch concrete curb that is 6 inches high,
    pedestrian rail (36 inches high),
    10 foot sidewalk.

  7. Is that there some flexibility in your schedule? 
    We will give preference to artists who can accommodate our timeline as stated below. 
    a.      Design proposal deadline is Feb. 15, 2010
    b.      Selection of Artist March 1, 2010
    c.      Issuance of Contract March 15, 2010
    d.      Completion and Installation of Project August 1, 2010

    If you are not able to meet our timeline, please provide your projected timeline that you will be able to meet.  We can then determine if you will continue in the process.

  8. What is the height difference between the top surface of the pavement, and the finished grade of the sculpture site?
    The height from the top of wall which defines the circle to the pavement varies from 3 feet 4 inches to 1 foot-6 inches.

 

 

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