The City of Orlando’s Downtown Development Board kicked off their 50th anniversary by installing a new piece of public art in the Central Business District on Wednesday, May 19.
The new eight-foot sculpture spells out “DTO” or “Downtown Orlando” and is meant to serve as an “iconic point of interest for residents and visitors alike to the area.”
The installation was designed to specifically celebrate downtown and serve as a “selfie-inducing” moment to share on social media – generating excitement to visit the sculpture as well as further promoting downtown as a destination – something our downtown corridor could really use more of.
“Over the past fifty years, we have seen downtown Orlando’s growth become a national model in showcasing how municipalities, community partners, and business leaders can execute a shared vision for a 21st-century city,” said Mayor Dyer. “I look forward to seeing the area continue to grow, offering world-class city amenities that further supporting our economy.”
You can visit the new sculpture at Discover Downtown, the downtown information center, located at 201 S. Orange Avenue [GMap].