Watch Transformation of TLH Letters
Watch the transformation of the TLH letters and the unveiling ceremony that took place on April 12, 2018.
This video was created and shared by WCOT to show how the iconic new structure was made along the Cascades Park Trail, and is located at FAMU Way and S. Adams Street.
KCCI’s 2017 #iHeartTally Community Catalyst team started working on this project January 2017. They were guided by a mission to use public art as a catalyst to celebrate the diversity of experiences that make Tallahassee a great place to visit, live and work, while spurring the revitalization of the emerging South Monroe (SOMO) district, a currently underserved area of our city.
KCCI 2017 Community Catalyst volunteers Cosby Hayes and Ryan Sheplak designed this sculpture, with the input of the additional 10 volunteer KCCI team members. Florida State University Master Craftsman Studio made their design a reality in the form of a 30-foot-wide and 10-foot-tall steel-finished structure.
The TLH structure is built of CORE-TEN® steel and uses reclaimed cypress for the siding. There are perforated holes on its surface so the sculpture is lit from within at night. This creates a different experience for visitors depending on the time of day. Lighting and installation donated by Cast Lighting, LLC and CentralPro.
The KCCI 2017 team has had an overwhelming number of supporters in the community for this project, with funding provided by community donors and support from Knight Foundation fund at the Community Foundation of North Florida.
Learn more about the 2017 #iHeartTally project and the other art pieces that were created here.