Wave Wall by Unknown (2004?)
Location: River Road Between Campbell Ave and First Ave.
Details: Concrete, river rock, and steel sound barrier wall
I like these sound barrier walls along River Road. They're functional
and decorative at the same time, and actually enhance the roadway. The
road itself sweeps around and the rock work on the bottom of the walls
echoes that movement. The individuals who designed these sound barrier
walls showed a sensitivity to the surroundings that adds to the area
rather than detracting from it.
This piece is perfect for along River Road. The river rock undulating
along the bottom, the steel waves along the top (or maybe they are
brush being bent over by the rushing water), and seeing them both at
the same time form a perfect backdrop to the Rillito. As a note for
those not from Tucson, usually the Rillito (Spanish for "Little River")
is dry, or partly dry, but when the rains fill the river bed,
Copyright © 2005 S. Halversen.