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Whats Going On At CNM? Part II

This structure, which looks like the beginning or end of a public art installation in front of the Main CNM (Central NM Community College) corridor at University Blvd and Coal Ave, sits on a patch of land owned by the state of NM. It is at the end of the CNM L Building parking lot, amidst plantings for a new xeriscaped garden area. I called CNM and they said that the structure was not on CNM property, and they would look into it for me. I looked up all the Public Arts organizations that I know of and none of them mentioned this new installation. I will provide more info as I get it. The four yellow-painted steel pipes are an endpoint to the structure and it seems to wrap around the corner from University Blvd onto Coal Ave.

I was contacted by someone who works at CNM, and she told me the now yellow steel beams will become CNM signage… It looks pretty interesting now and I cant wait to see how it turns out, especially with the new garden spaces around it.


The CNM campus touches five residential Neighborhoods University Heights, Silver Hill, Sycamore, Victory Hills and the Clayton Heights-Lomas Del Cielo neighborhoodsand is flanked on the west by a large science and technology park, anchored by UNM. The neighborhoods are diverse and with a great mix of people and housing styles. Over the past year, 47 properties sold in these CNM Neighborhoods, with the highest price of $330,000; the sizes varied from the smallest condo at 590sqft, up to the largest home, which was 2460sqft and sold for $296,750.

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