Boston Art Commission

Stairs of Fabulousness

Artist: Liz LaManche

Neighborhood: Downtown



United States
42° 21' 36.5364" N, 71° 3' 29.1816" W

Medium: Tape

Time Frame: Monday, September 1, 2014 - Tuesday, September 1, 2015


"Stairs of Fabulousness" is one of the winning designs in the Public Space Invitational-- a crowd-sourced design competition aimed at re-thinking small public spaces, sidewalks, and Boston City Hall. 

Simple and colorful, the “rainbow stairs will make city hall 400% more fabulous,” according to the project proponent. Using non-skid tape, the stairs in the lobby area will be transformed by color. This is a small intervention into City Hall, using color as the medium and the existing bricks and concrete as the canvas.

Nine winners were announced in the Public Space Invitational, including "Stairs of Fabulousness." Awards were given in three categories: The Streetscape, Random Awesome Designs, and City Hall. The designs were chosen from a pool of 70+ submissions. These small-budget ways to creatively improve public space and infrastructure will be deployed in 2014 and 2015.

To see a video of the installation, click here.

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