ABOUT THE PROJECT
The purpose of the AdAmAn Alley project is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ADAMAN CLUB’S first climb up Pikes Peak to set off fireworks from the summit at midnight on New Year’s Eve.
Pikes Peak (Tava Kahv or Sun Mountain) is nicknamed America’s Mountain, but the Peak has held special significance for many diverse groups, from the area’s earliest Indigenous communities to today’s residents, visitors and outdoor adventurers from around the world.
For 100 years, the AdAmAn Club has helped this community further connect with Pikes Peak by presenting an annual midnight fireworks show to ring in the New Year, ignited at the summit and visible throughout the entire Pikes Peak Region. Club members brave extreme conditions to scale the Peak on the last day of the year in order to continue this tradition of light and hope in the dead of winter.
In a time when the Pikes Peak Region is undergoing rapid growth, public art can make a powerful statement about identity and values. The AdAmAn Club exemplifies this region’s spirit of adventure and its perseverance in overcoming adversity, carrying forward tradition while making the club’s mission ever more inclusive. Especially as so many of Colorado Springs’ residents and visitors are drawn by our outdoor culture, the murals and other placemaking elements of AdAmAn Alley will serve as an evocative depiction of our community’s best attributes through the lens of America’s Mountain.
Through the creativity of lead designers RTA Architects, the full participation of the adjacent property owners, and the support of Downtown Partnership, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, the City of Colorado Springs and Colorado Springs Utilities, this first-of-its-kind creative placemaking adventure will entertain, educate and inspire, leaving visitors with an indelible memory of the City at the foot of Pikes Peak.
Please note: This project is still in the concept development phase; listed improvements are not final and may be subject to change.
- Murals celebrating the ecology and cultural significance of Pikes Peak
- “AdAmAn Alley” gateway arch between Carlton & Hibbard buildings
- New pavement with an artistic treatment evoking Barr Trail
- AdAmAn Club archival photographs and footage
- Upgraded and consolidated utilities and storm drainage
- Light art elements
- Consolidated waste management
Provided for informational purposes only. To confirm dates and details, please contact the entities listed as follows.
Dates: June – September 2022
Work: Utility consolidation, storm drain renovation and pavement resurfacing
- City of Colorado Springs Public Works attn: Ryan Phipps, RYAN.PHIPPS@COLORADOSPRINGS.GOV
- Colorado Springs Utilities attn: Margaret Radford, MRADFORD@CSU.ORG
Please address questions and concerns to INFO@DOWNTOWNCS.COM. A team member will follow up with you promptly.
Images on this page provided courtesy AdAmAn Club and RTA Architects. No reuse without prior written permission.