Exchanging historical vistas from the tower’s rooftop with street-level contemporary sites, Views From Below re-views the iconic Phoenix from overlooked, interstitial vantages. Hanging within the frame of the “Views From the Top” educational display, pedestrian photos of the tower hover directly in front of skyscraper views from the tower. Instead of looking out from above, the participant looks towards from below. Free maps locate the vista-reversals, encouraging participants to see the new public sites for themselves. Drifting pedestrian views subvert the tower’s rarefied vistas by situating the participant within accessible moments of invisible public space.

A Current Gallery project curated by Michael Benevento + Andrew Shenker.

NPS-PST View From Below Map pdf