About the Work
Cold Front is a permanent public artwork installed at the northern end of the pedestrian tunnel at West 76th Street connecting the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood to Edgewater Park on Lake Erie. Mark Reigelman, the project's designer, was selected by a panel of stakeholders to implement Cold Front at this site.
Cold Front drew inspiration from the mile-thick glaciers that melted and receded across the northern United States thousands of years ago, leaving behind them the formation of Lake Erie and the rest of the Great Lakes. The artwork was intended to create an iconic landmark for the neighborhood and Cleveland’s lakefront, celebrating the region's unique natural history. It was scaled to engage motorists passing by on the Shoreway and to be visible from Edgewater Park. For pedestrians entering and leaving the tunnel, it has created a grand and whimsical experience that delivers a sense of arrival to Edgewater Park.
This project was made possible with support from Ward 15 Councilman Matt Zone, the City of Cleveland, and Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.
Mark Reigelman II
How It Started