Story of New Rochelle Murals

Submitted by Piero Manrique

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Project

City of New Rochelle

New Rochelle United States

2015-05-15

Project Team

Client

Jeremy Schulman

City of New Rochelle Dept. of Economic Development

Artist

Piero Manrique

Manrique Mural Art and Design

Overview

The New Rochelle train station, built in 1887, is listed on the national registrar of historic places. It serves as both a Metro North and Amtrak station with thousands of commuters passing through it every day. The area in which it is located is being developed as a modern transit hub. The city's Economic Development Department commissioned MMAD to produce large scale murals depicting New Rochelle's historical architecture, transportation and sea coast, as well as images of former residents who are known for their outstanding talents and contributions to the community

Goals

Piero Manrique designed floor to ceiling murals for the main room, adjacent hallway and seating alcoves in a collage-style which include images of famous athletes, political activists, and artists. In designing these murals, Manrique saw the need to bring positive energy into this anonymous, urban setting. Now people rushing to work and the train will pause and smile as they view the mural and catch glimpses of Mighty Mouse alongside of John Jay and Rubie Dee. The murals illustrate the proud heritage of this unique, multi-cultural city.