Request for Proposal

Request for Proposals: Central Subway Chinatown Station

Tomie Arai's artwork for Chinatown Station

Project Overview

Tomie Arai was selected to design a multi-part artwork for two locations at the Central Subway Chinatown Station. Location One is three exterior sides of the above ground entrance to the station and Location Two is the north and south walls of the station platform. The artwork at Location One is approximately 119 feet wide, and varies in height from 7 feet 6 inches to 4 feet 9 inches; it wraps around the three sides of the above ground entrance to the station, and consists of 54 panels of glass. The artwork at Location Two consists of two artworks, each approximately 17 ½ feet high by 18 feet wide. Each is composed of 25 panels, for a total of 50 panels.

Project Description

This Request for Proposals is for the fabrication and delivery of this artwork. A vendor is required to work with the artist to further develop the specification by producing up to five additional glass samples in consultation with the artist; fabricate the artwork components in accordance with the artist’s instructions and per the drawings and specifications, which includes; fabricate custom glass panels; provide fittings and fasteners as specified. The fabricated artwork and components will be packaged and delivered to the Central Subway General Contractor’s offsite storage no later than December 1, 2018. Artwork will be installed by the General Contractor.

Selection Process

Please read the Request for Proposal for more information.

Project Timeline

The anticipated schedule for selecting a fabricator is: 

Proposal Phase Date
RFP is issued by the City July 11, 2017
Deadline for submission of written questions or requests for clarification July 25, 2017
Deadline for Proposals - Part 1: Qualifications and Cost Proposal August 8, 2017
Notification of results of Part 1 Week of August 14th
Deadline for Proposals - Part 2: Material Samples October 2, 2017

How To Apply

Please read the Request for Proposal for more information.

What's Coming Up

Public Meeting

Full Arts Commission Meeting

August 07
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

City Hall | Rm 416
Public Meeting

Executive Committee Meeting

August 28
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Community Arts, Education & Grants Committee Meeting

October 10
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Street Artists Committee Meeting

September 13
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125