Cool transit-light installation for Market Street approved
The nonprofit who brought us Bay Lights, the neato fantastic LED lights on the Bay Bridge, has set its sights on Market Street, specifically the rail transit vehicles on and below the street.
Curbed SF has the deets:
LightRail, a 2.1-mile-long LED scultpure that would render the movements of underground trains in lights above Market Street, won approval from the Board of Supervisors [Tuesday] in a unanimous vote. Sponsored by Illuminate the Arts, the nonprofit behind the Bay Lights, the sculpture would string 124,000 LEDs above Market, in what the group is calling the world’s first subway-responsive light sculpture. Stretching all the way from the Embarcadero to Van Ness, the lights would reveal the trains’ movements in colored pulses of light, effectively letting everyone on Market peer below ground without ever going under.
Check out the Curbed SF post for more information.