The Wardman Tower has stood as a cultural centerpiece in the middle Washington, DC for nearly 90 years. Built in 1928, the national landmark, named after Harry Wardman, is a red brick English Colonial-Revival Style luxury home that has housed multiple high-profile political figures. Among the guests who have stayed at the Wardman Tower is Presidents Herbert Hoover, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson and Vice Presidents Henry Wallace, Herbert Humphrey, and Spiro Agnew. Continue reading Read More
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In Chinese culture, the dragon and the color red represent prosperity, longevity, and good fortune; these symbols were used to create the Chinatown Gateway in Los Angeles. LA’s Chinatown Gateway is a 25-foot tall structure that towers over the Chinatown entrance by the intersection of Cesar Chavez and North Broadway. It features a set of twin dragons, perched on top of four steel pillars, an offering of luck and longevity. However, the gateway struck misfortune when its vibrant coatings began to fade, less than three years after its initial application. Continue reading Read More
The Houston Country elevated tank is a public display of stripes and stars that towers over Houston County, Georgia. The 500,000-gallon tank features an eye-catching arrangement of red, white, and blue, reminiscent of the nation’s signature colors. The county’s name can be found emblazoned down the stem of the tank in white, bold letters. The other side of the stem reads “EDIMGIAFAD,” which is an acronym for “Every Day In …Read More
Reaching completion in 2009, the North Hollywood Gateway is a brilliant and bold piece of art that spans across a busy intersection in Los Angeles. The project was designed by Peter Shire, an artist who was chosen by a selection panel made up of community artists, representatives, art professionals, and staff from the California Redevelopment Agency(CRA). Continue reading Read More
The newly-renovated Charlevoix South Pier Lighthouse’s once bright red paint was nothing more than a faded coating, so Charlevoix Historical Society and the City of Charlevoix set out to find a new coating system. The new system would not only restore the lighthouse’s historically-correct shade of red, but would also ensure the color and gloss retention of the coating.