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Spinning tops and summer streets

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“Los Trompos (Spinning Tops),” a set of six, eight-foot-tall interactive seating elements, created by Mexican-based design team Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena was placed within the Astor Place Rest Stop all three Summer Streets Saturdays. Inspired by the popular children’s toy, the seating elements enabled Citi Summer Streets participants to experience a life-sized “spinning top” first hand as they twisted around and within the sculptures. Continue reading

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OpenCity Weekly Review

14220746316_3218176f12_zHere’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you the controversial gentrification of San Francisco’s Mission District, creating temporary community spaces with instant playgrounds and creating a new experience while waiting for the crosswalk.  Continue reading

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