I design monuments and other wayfinding systems. Recently I had a request to design a monument for an apartment complex in another state, so I researched the types of monument being used in the area and submitted a design of a double faced ground sign with a masonry base.
Client: Can you raise the monument off the ground about 7 feet?
Me: You want a super tall base under the sign face?
Client: No. I want it on posts or something. I need to see under and through it.
Me: Ummm.. Okay. Why do you need to see under it?
Client: The blacks around here are always hiding behind things. So I want to make sure they can’t hide behind the sign.