Arlington Public Art Wins DESIGNArlington Merit Award

February 28, 2024


One of the significant works in Arlington’s Public Art Collection has been selected to receive a 2023 DESIGNArlington Merit Award. Fire Lines, by artists David and Eli Hess, is a façade enhancement on the front of Arlington County’s Fire Station 10, in Rosslyn at Wilson Boulevard and N. Pierce Street.

The sculpture consists of a larger-than-life bronze nozzle with twisting spirals of stainless steel representing a powerful spray of water. At night, the 26-foot-tall sculpture acts as a monumental torch with LED light illuminating the stainless spirals against the rich red glow of the brick façade.

Public Art has won nine DESIGNArlington awards in the past. Developed in 2009 by the Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development’s Urban Design team, the DESIGNArlington awards program recognizes design excellence in Arlington’s built environment and strives to increase public awareness of outstanding design.

Learn more about all of the winning projects.