AdAmAn Alley Activation
Once dark narrow spaces, relegated to delivery trucks and trash bins, urban alleys across the country are being transformed into bright, welcoming pedestrian areas through public art and creative placemaking. The first activated alley in downtown Colorado Springs is now underway between the Carlton Building and RTA’s headquarters in the historic Hibbard Building. Named AdAmAn Alley, it will celebrate the AdAmAn Club’s 100th anniversary of summiting Pikes Peak to present its annual New Year’s Eve fireworks celebration.
RTA is honored to design this project with the Downtown Partnership, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Utilities, and the AdAmAn Club.
AdAmAn Alley will feature murals celebrating the ecology and cultural significance of Pikes Peak, new pavement with an artistic treatment evoking Barr Trail, LED “fireworks,” and an “AdAmAn Alley” gateway arch directly facing Pikes Peak. The new AdAmAn Alley is expected to finish for the ringing in of 2023 New Year.