The undulating glass surface in Catherine Widgery's "floating" captures and refracts the light and color in spectacular ways that change with the light and movement of the sun outside.
The United States Post Office and Parking Garage facility was completed in September of 2007. The 241,219 square feet structure holds 637 parking spaces, which will provide parking for the public and for the building tenants. Retail space is available on the first floor of the building and will be developed in the future.
Achieving a Silver LEED certification from the US Green Building Council, the US Post Office/Parking Garage was the first completed piece in the Justice Center Complex.
DJC Post Office Canopy Public Art
Martin Donlin (UK) was selected to create the design for the untitled 75-foot-long colored laminated glass canopy that will mark the entrances along the north façade of the Post Office and Parking Garage building. The design of the steel canopy was overseen by Peter Kaufmann (Oregon), and it was designed to “unhinge” the colorful art glass from the rigid masonry façade of the building. The unique abstract floral and avian patterns of red, yellow, blue and white "jump" off the framework and the irregular pattern of the steel canopy cantilevers out, like a gesture of "arms" outstretched to release a colorful bird. Thus, the canopy artwork becomes a statement and an experience - much more than merely a functional object.