BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) – Bridgeport continues its mission of improving the look of the city with the completion of a new public art project.
On Tuesday, the final phase of the City of Bridgeport’s $370,000 façade improvement grant on East Main Street was completed with the installation of a blue-lit LED DNA molecule art structure in front of the Optimus Healthcare Building. This is another step taken by the City to improve the East Side Corridor and help beautify the store front of businesses on East Main Street.
Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch spoke positively of the project, saying, “Creativity is in Bridgeport’s DNA. We’re the home of big thinkers like P.T. Barnum, Elias Howe, Igor Sikorsky and Gustave Whitehead. They harnessed their creative energy and helped reshape the world around them. Today, we continue to promote creativity and this public art installation on the East Side is just another example of our city getting better every day. We are implementing more projects in Bridgeport and creating an environment for artists to succeed and thrive here in the Park City”.
Ginne-Rae Clay, Deputy Director of the Office of Planning and Economic Development for the City of Bridgeport stated, “In our state’s largest city, projects like this will help ensure the East Bridgeport Development Corridor becomes a place where people want to live and work, and where companies want to invest and hire people. In Bridgeport, we’re investing in our future, making our city a place where our kids and grandkids will choose to live, work and raise their families.”