Issue Date: 
December 7, 2015

About 300 people observed the Nov. 16 launch of the 21st Century Forbes Digital Plaza, located at the corner of Forbes Avenue and South Bouquet Street. Chancellor Patrick Gallagher (inset) and city officials addressed the crowd. The pedestrian plaza features a wall-mounted digital canvas to display work by local, national, and international artists—as well as a large LED video screen to share community information. Pitt and other organizations partnered with the Oakland Business Improvement District to create the space, which is part of Innovation Oakland, a community infrastructure project.