Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

The potential of electricity transmission towers as public art

This probably wouldn't satisfy people in Virginia fighting against electric transmission lines being placed across the James River ("Top Stories of 2015: James River transmission towers incite controversy | No. 6," Newport News Daily Press), but it's interesting nonetheless.

-- The Land of Giants Transmission Towers - Choi+Shine Architects

The "Land of the Giants" proposal for the Landsnet district of Iceland was not chosen. The architects have since made a similar proposal to an electricity distribution firm in South Korea.

Typical US electricity transmission towers
Power transmission lines

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