Thursday, June 09, 2016 08:00 AM


The artists tasked with creating art that will be integrated into a downtown parking deck want to incorporate the area’s surrounding features – and its history – in its design.

For example, a mirrored metal panel on the north side of the deck would reflect the landscape of the adjacent Downtown Park, now under construction. It would make the four-level parking deck virtually disappear from that side.

Another idea has staggered openings in a brick facade to allow light to stream into the structure during the day and a glow to emanate from its windows at night.

These were just some of the ideas Tom Drugan of Haddad|Drugan presented Thursday, May 26, to gauge the reactions of Cary council members.

“This is just a kind of a work in progress, so we are not really at the concept level yet,” Drugan said. “We kind of wanted to keep everyone in the loop of where we are headed.”

Drugan and Laura Haddad make up Haddad|Drugan, a Seattle-based studio selected to design the integrated art for the deck near the corner of Walnut Street and Kildaire Farm Road. They are expected to present a minimum of three parking deck concepts to the Town Council ...

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