Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

The Journal Record Business Briefs: June 19, 2012

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

The Journal Record Business Briefs: June 19, 2012

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SkyDance Bridge among top public art projectsOKLAHOMA CITY - SkyDance Bridge, a public artwork and pedestrian bridge commissioned by the city of Oklahoma City, has been selected as one of the 50 best public art projects by the 2012 Public Art Network Year in Review by Americans for the Arts.The 2012 Year in Review awardees were chosen from 393 works from 147 cities.The 380-foot-long Oklahoma City SkyDance pedestrian bridge and sculpture spans Interstate 40 near Harvey Avenue. The bridge's soaring architecture was inspired by Oklahoma's state bird, the scissor-tailed flycatcher. The pedestrian walkway is 20 feet wide and the bridge span is 380 feet long with a height of 192 feet above the highway."SkyDance Bridge exemplifies what public art should be for a community," said Stan Carroll, a member of the design team. "It's a great example of pride from the design professionals to the multi- disciplinary teams, to the contractors and the public."Other design team members were Hans Butzer, Laurent Massenat, Ken Fitzsimmons, Chris Ramseyer, David Wanzer and Jeremy Gardner.David Hall to sign bookOKLAHOMA CITY - A book signing featuring former Gov. David Hall is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City.Hall will be signing Twisted Justice, his memoir of conspiracy and personal politics. Twisted Justice was published by Tate Publishing of Mustang.Hall, a graduate of Classen High School in Oklahoma City and the University of Oklahoma, was governor from 1970 to 1974. He was indicted by a federal grand jury on four charges of bribery and extortion nine days after leaving office. Hall was convicted of bribery in March 1975 and served 18 months in a federal correctional institution in Arizona.Holiday travel expected to increaseOKLAHOMA CITY - AAA Oklahoma expects travel by Oklahomans over the July 4 holiday period to increase 4.7 percent from last year.Independence Day travel nationwide is expected to increase 4.9 percent. With Fourth of July on a Wednesday, AAA defines the Independence Day holiday travel period as July 3 to July 8."AAA's projection for a decade-high number of Independence Day travelers is being fed by Americans' appetite for travel, a midweek holiday and lower gas prices," said Chuck Mai, spokesman for AAA Oklahoma. …

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