LEAP!Structures

World Walk

Arts and Culture
  • Architect:
    Legge Lewis Legge
  • Location:
    San Antonio, Texas

Size: 240-ft span
Owner: City of San Antonio Department of Culture and Creative Development

World Walk is a public art installation designed by the interdisciplinary architectural and arts design collaborative Legge Lewis Legge in partnership with local area public-school students to turn an existing pedestrian highway overpass into an immersive atlas. Custom-designed and CNC-fabricated, colored steel tabs are permanently affixed to a chain link fence enclosure to represent and highlight corresponding geographic and climatic zones, as one “walks around the world” by crossing from one end to the other. Select tabs are incised with geographical data and information to mark places and progress along the journey.

Leap! performed structural analysis of design wind loading and gravity loading as required to verify that resultant forces imparted by the enclosure on the existing overpass were within limits established by the Bridge Division of the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDoT) and the American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).