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The Future of Highway Infrastructure

American Infrastructure Magazine, written by Weitzman. Topics addressed include the future of the industry, including green infrastructure, electric cities and other trends to expect in 2019....

Infrastructure Aesthetics Brings Communities Together

Increasingly since the late 1970s, when the nation worked to revitalize after economic recession, transportation projects have incorporated aesthetic elements. However, infrastructure improvements were generally superficial, added as afterthoughts, and they often clashed with preexisting architecture. It would take another 30 years for design consultants...

The State of Infrastructure

The Peggy Smedley Show: appeared as a guest industry leader interviewee discussing how departments of transportation can include best practices to increase the incorporation of aesthetics within infrastructure design and construction processes. Peggy chats with Steven Weitzman, president and CEO, Creative Design Resolutions, who says there...

Increased Emphasis on Aesthetics in Design Construction Process

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Transportation Innovation Symposium: in conjunction with Casey Shell, P.E., former Director of Operations for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT), Weitzman delivered a presentation including a case study and details regarding the cost-saving benefits of an in-house inventory of reusable...

Marion Barry statue to be unveiled in DC Saturday

On Saturday, Washington D.C.’s leaders will unveil a statue of the late “Mayor for Life,” Marion Barry. WUSA9 talked to the statue’s artist about his inspiration for the piece. Author: Stephanie Ramirez Published: 11:33 PM EST February 27, 2018 On Saturday, Washington D.C.’s leaders will unveil a statue of the...

Mayor Barry Is Back

This time as a permanent 8-foot bronze statue on Pennsylvania Avenue NW TOM SHERWOOD FEB 26, 2018 11 AM If Marion Barry cut a larger-than-life figure in city politics for 50 years, get ready for his next act. Barry is back. Scores of critics will be inflamed anew, his supporters...

‘Mayor for Life’ Barry to be Memorialized in Bronze

Tatyana Hopkins – Washington Informer Contributing Writer Plans to memorialize Marion Barry Jr. began soon after he died at the age of 78 in November 2014. More than three years later, the “Mayor for Life” will rise again in the form of an eight-foot bronze statue...

Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry’s commemorative statue to debut March 3

The eight-foot-tall statue will be unveiled outside the John A. Wilson Building By Michelle Goldchain@goldchainam   In November 2014, former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, Jr. passed away at the age of 78, and since then, there have been plans to memorialize him with a statue. The $300,000, eight-foot-tall statue...

‘Excellence has no color’

Unlikely friendship forges after DC chooses white artist for Barry’s tribute The Washington Post Feb 4, 2018 WASHINGTON – When Cora Masters Barry met Steven Weitzman in 2016, she knew only two things about him. She knew that he was the artist selected by the city to...

D.C.’s next monument could honor Marion Barry

By Paul Schwartzman November 7, 2017 Email the author As much as anything, D.C. is a city of magisterial memorials to the dead.Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln — even Sonny Bono — are among the many who have inspired monuments of one form or another after drawing their final breaths. Now add Marion S. Barry...

D.C. Leaders Get First Look At Marion Barry Statue

Armando Trull The design for a new statue honoring D.C. former “mayor for life” Marion Barry was presented to city leaders last week. A friend of Barry’s was the model for the eight-foot clay mold, which will be cast into a larger-than-life bronze statue by artist Steven Weitzman. The...

Photos: A Peek At The Forthcoming Marion Barry Memorial Statue

Photos: A Peek At The Forthcoming Marion Barry Memorial Statue BY RACHEL KURZIUS IN NEWS ON OCT 30, 2017 4:35 PM The memorial statue of D.C. “Mayor for Life” Marion Barry is one step closer to completion. Weitzman Studios in Maryland created a full-body 8 foot clay model of the former mayor, councilmember,...

Marion Barry memorial statue, what to expect

The eight-foot-tall statue will be unveiled March 2018 outside the John A. Wilson Building By Michelle Goldchain@goldchainam  Oct 30, 2017, 9:55am EDT Marion “Mayor for Life” Barry is known for many things. He’s known for being elected mayor four times, his time in the D.C. Council, and a scandal...

Marion Barry memorial statue revealed in new photos

By Nick Iannelli | @NickWTOPOctober 27, 2017 8:44 am  WASHINGTON — Nearly 3 years after Marion Barry’s death, a bronze statue of the legendary former D.C. mayor is taking shape, and photos released this week provide a sneak peak at what the memorial will look like.Pictures from artists at...

How Do You Build a Monument to Marion Barry?

WRITTEN BY AMANDA WHITING | PUBLISHED ON AUGUST 24, 2017: If everything goes as planned, starting next March, visitors to the Wilson Building, DC’s city hall, will be greeted by an eight-foot bronze of former mayor Marion Barry waving outside. Maryland sculptor Steven Weitzman was awarded the job by a...

Eight-Foot Statue of Marion Barry Taking Shape

An 8-foot statue of “Mayor for Life” Marion Barry is taking shape. It’s set to be erected outside the John A. Wilson Building in downtown D.C. News4’s Tom Sherwood spoke with the sculptor, Steven Weitzman, on what he wanted to show. (Published Thursday, Apr 20,...

Eight Foot Statue of Marion Barry Taking Shape

An 8-foot statue of “Mayor for Life” Marion Barry is taking shape. It’s set to be erected outside the John A. Wilson Building in downtown D.C. News4’s Tom Sherwood spoke with the sculptor, Steven Weitzman, on what he wanted to show. Original Source: Eight Foot Statue...

D.C. Plans to Memorialize Mayor Marion Barry

by: Hamil Harris Special to the AFRO / (Photo by Rob Roberts) / March 9, 2017: The replica of a statue of former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry — who was known as the city’s mayor for life — was unveiled at the John Wilson building on...