508 #246: Wayfinding

posted by Mike on July 21st, 2014

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, we walk around downtown Worcester talking about the wayfinding project [pdf], the legal uses of the City Seal, and changes to the Common.

Audio: Download the mp3 or see more formats.

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Fact checking:

  • Obama’s Worcester visit cost $186k.

From this week’s City Council agenda:

14d. Request City Manager request the City Solicitor provide the City Council with a legal opinion about private party use of tweeked versions of the city seal with the intent that the resultant icon is that of the city, indicating endorsement or property of the municipality. (Toomey)


  • 275 Directional Elements
    • 10 City Gateways
    • 14 District Identifiers
    • 79 District Directionals
    • 112 Trailblazers
    • 36 Way Directionals
    • 24 Way Trailblazers
  • 24 Unique Public Art Elements
  • Mobile Applications

Overall Budget: $3M
($2M Commonwealth & $1M City of Worcester)

  • $2.0M Construction
  • $750K Public Art & Mobile Applications
  • $250K Project Management & Public Art Coordination





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