CHARLESTOWN CITY SQUARE PARK

Charlestown, MA

CRA created interpretive exhibits to frame the park entrances and to describe the archaeological site
of the first tavern in Boston.

Embedded brass plates and other markings elaborate on the tavern’s footprint, which was set into the lawn
by the Landscape Architect.

PARK SQUARE / FOUR SEASONS

BOSTON, MA

The kiosk, which camouflages a ventilation shaft, was also an opportunity to engage passersby in the City’s history.

On one side, a large map depicts at a glance the landfill of Back Bay, which was once underwater, while the other side introduces the development of the Boston Providence Railroad, a colossal construction endeavor at the time. Detailed photographs and engravings further illustrate the historical evolution of the area, from 1630 to present.

The sign system was designed to highlight the cultural and historic characteristics of this industrial town.

An orientation diagram consistently informs visitors of their location within the canals’ trails.

  • Context in which the sign system is taking place in Boot Mills Complex | CRA sign system design and consulting services
  • Zoom on Canalway map part of the sign system in Boot Mills Complex | CRA sign system design and consulting services
  • Canalway map part of the sign system 2 in Boot Mills Complex | CRA sign system design and consulting services
  • Map attached on rail part of the sign system in Boot Mills Complex | | CRA sign system design and consulting services
  • Map attached on rail part of the sign system in Boot Mills Complex (zoom on attachments) | | CRA sign system design and consulting services

The unobtrusive sign system continues the design philosophy – Accessibility beyond minimum requirements – already established by CRA at Battery Park City.

Small signs are attached to existing railings with a custom designed ring.

The sign system expands to tactile botanical exhibits highlighting the unique planting native to the Hudson Valley region.

  • Map attachment to rail part of the sign system in Teardrop Park | CRA sign system design and consulting services
  • Billboard map part of the sign system in Teardrop Park | CRA sign system design and consulting services
  • Tactile map part of the sign system in Teardrop Park | CRA sign system design and consulting services
  • Information panel with braille raised letters and engraving part of the sign system and exhibit design program in Teardrop Park | CRA sign system design and consulting services

BATTERY PARK CITY

NEW YORK, NY

Multi sensory tables – designed as part of a comprehensive Signage Master Plan – introduce the six million sq. ft. site and its renowned Public Art Program.

For the benefit of non-sighted visitors, the sculptures that can easily be touched are identified on the tactile maps. A raised skyline highlights key landmarks along the Hudson River.

Segments of Raynes Rail frame the glass slabs, and give additional information with Braille and audio messages.

  • Battery Park City tactile map with Raynes Rail -The Braille and Audio Rail- part of a sign system that goes beyond ADA requirements | CRA sign system design and consulting services
  • Zoom on the Raynes Rail- Braille and Audio Rail attached to a tactile map part of the sign system | CRA sign system design and consulting services
  • Zoom on tactile map part of the sign system in Battery Park City with view on Hudson River | CRA sign system design and consulting services
  • Zoom on a section of a tactile map part of the sign system in Battery Park City | CRA sign system design and consulting services
  •  Sculptures in Battery Park City
  • Sculptures in Battery Park City 2
  • Sculptures in Battery Park City 3
  • Second zoom on a section of a tactile map part of the sign system in Battery Park City | CRA sign system design and consulting services

MBTA / RUGGLES ST. STATION

BOSTON, MA

CRA conceived, researched and designed three 2-sided Retrospective Exhibits, which animate the Pedestrian Concourse and depict the history of Roxbury over three centuries.

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