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The Bay Bridge lights are back on

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“The Bay Lights,” a massive light sculpture by New York’s Leo Villareal, is made up of 25,000 twinkling LEDs that animate the San Francisco skyline. The piece went up in 2013 for a two-year period that ended in March 2015. However the nonprofit organization Illuminate the Arts raised $4 million to turn the lights back on for good. Continue reading

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7 Park Avenue Sculptures

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Through the NYC Parks and The Fund for Park Avenue, Marlborough Gallery has brought us seven Santiago Calatrava sculptures that will grace the Park Avenue mall from June 8th through mid-November beginning at East 52nd Street. The seven sculptures are of painted aluminum construction and range in size, with the tallest piece standing eighteen feet.  Continue reading

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London is changing

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Why do people choose to move to London? And why do they choose to leave? A new project exploring these questions is currently playing out in an unlikely venue—two advertising billboards in the center of the U.K.’s capital. Called London is Changing, the project is run through a website that invites people who are moving into, out of, or across London to share the reasons and emotions behind their migration. Continue reading

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Rainbow Station

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The latest installation by Studio Roosegaarde will help to brighten up a dreary commute through Amsterdam’s largest transport hub. In celebration of Amsterdam Central Station’s 125 anniversary, “Rainbow Station” is a light projection that blasts the east face of the building with a full spectrum of colour. The projection lasts for just a few moments each day after sunset.
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Many Small Cubes

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Sou Fujimoto unveils his first work in Paris, France. Many Small Cubes is made up of hundreds of aluminum cubes attached to one another by only one edge or corner. Fujimoto describes the piece as “a new experience of space, a rhythm of flickering shadows and lights like the sun filtering through leafy trees.” Continue reading

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#lovethisplace

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The Urban Light installation @LACMA makes me #lovethisplace #LosAngeles
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What makes YOU #lovethisplace? Tweet us a photo and a caption @OpnCty with that hashtag and show us your favourite spaces and places!

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