‘Timeline Tower’ relates the history of Florida’s All Children’s Hospital in simple, yet sophisticated, graphics designed to appeal to multiple ages.
Created from polychromed, rolled aluminum panels, it is designed to be viewed in the round by both pedestrian and vehicular traffic. The bright colors complement the architecture of the hospital and reflect its tropical location. The durable materials were chosen with Florida’s challenging climate in mind.
All Children's Hospital has everything needed to take care of young patients. Expansive space, cutting-edge technology, and a first-class care team. Beyond what's officially needed, but contributing greatly to the heart and soul of the building, is the artwork. Led by Committee Chair Barbara Sansone, and Coordinator Ann Wykell, All Children's Art Selection Committee has nearly completed a 2 1/2 year effort to bring original artwork into the new home. "Exploring the Florida Suncoast" was the theme guiding the committee's efforts. The focus has been on artwork that piques children's interests, while engaging and calming parents and caregivers with familiar imagery.
Catherine Woods has designed a "Timeline Tower" that tells the story of All Children's dating back to the American Legion in the 1920's. Complete with images of some of the most significant leaders, this 17' 6" tall, curved aluminum panel structure sits at the main-entrance roundabout.
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