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Flock, in progress

Quackenbush parking garage mural in progress

Quick, in-progress update on that new mural project in downtown Albany: We stopped by for a few minutes Thursday afternoon and it looked like artist Michael Conlin had already made a lot of progress.

The mural will eventually depict a group of Eastern Bluebirds flocking toward downtown. There are a few pics after the jump if you're curious.

The Albany Parking Authority commissioned Conlin to create the mural on the side of the Quackenbush Parking Garage on Broadway (alongside the 787 off-ramp for Clinton Ave) as part of an effort to make its garages more welcoming. He told us earlier this week the mural would probably take a few weeks to complete, depending on weather conditions.

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Comments

Holy cow--that's so beautiful already! Love seeing things like this happen in my city.

More of this, please.

this looks great in my opinion. very tasteful. i would love to see similar ones on other structures.

Wow...the big eyes on "Flock" look intimidating

Wonderful. I can see each it Sunday on the way to St. Mary's. Thank
You. Love it.

Lookin good! Nice addition --now send him over to the cold storage building

This is awesome. Projects like this, the mural on the side of the Spectrum, and Living Walls make Albany more beautiful and more interesting, hope they keep coming.

I watched the artist working on this while waiting at the Broadway light this morning. It looks pretty amazing. It definitely adds something beautiful to my commute.

I love this so much!

Beautiful work! Love seeing the revitalization!

beautiful. I love it :)

I hate birds with a passion....but this is so much nicer than a bare ugly parking garage. Nice work!

I love this! I hope to see more!

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