New billboards combine artwork, history
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A series of brand new billboards now welcomes you to Armory Square in Syracuse. The installation, known as "Iconic Syracuse" is a combination of artwork and the historic image that inspired it.
Each month, a new piece will be unveiled at the corner of West Fayette and West Street in the city. All of them were done by Syracuse University students studying industrial design.
The coordinator of the project says it really helped SU students understand the city's rich legacy.
"It's been so wonderful to work with these students. They tell us they've gained an appreciation of the city doing this project. And we also hope that they're going to be great portfolio pieces for them as they launch their career as well," said Linda Hartsock, SU Director of Community Engagement and Economic Development.
The work was done in collaboration with the Onondaga Historical Association. After all 12 billboards have been posted, they will be auctioned off to benefit the OHA.