Archinect - News 2014-08-30T08:21:03-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/44894365/signal-box-green-mao-pavilion-runnerup-to-10up-2012-yaf-atlanta SIGNAL BOX / GREEN MAO PAVILION (RUNNERUP TO 10up - 2012 - YAF Atlanta) hoyouwantti 2012-04-13T20:33:00-04:00 >2012-04-14T19:31:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rd/rdhh5svi35pu38vu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Historically, the signal box, or the switch tower, has been a crucial piece of railway infrastructure, guiding railcars at these junctions to their designated lines. These prosthetic armatures were manually operated logistical nodes in the heyday of railway commuting. As technology progressed, electric operation of the railway network was made possible through electronic control, allowing for larger and more centralized signaling nodes. It therefore quickly made the existing signal boxes defunct and a relic of an analog past.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ti/tit5cts7rtmclj7m.jpg" title=""></p> <p> With the absence of the railway along Atlanta&rsquo;s Beltline, the proposal of the Signal Box is a mnemonic tower that recalls an important, economic thoroughfare of an historic era. As part of the city&rsquo;s strategy to reassert the presence of the beltline through proposals of urban renewal, the Signal Box stands- first, as an object representing global imperatives, and second, as a space for contemplation on the Beltline&rsquo;s history and remediated future.</p> <p> This...</p>