After several months of waiting, San Francisco’s Bay Bridge has finally transformed into a fascinating light sculpture! As the New York Times noted this week, artist Leo Villareal’s 25,000 computer lights are expected to be experienced by 50 million people during a two-year period.
In Lima, Peru, scientists and advertisers working together to bring water to the desert-like area of the city have created a water-producing billboard. This ingenious billboard brings 25 gallons of water a day to Lima’s 7.6 million residents by using the humidity in the city’s air.
Competing with 200 cities around the world, Medellin has been named 2012’s city of the year in a competition sponsored by the Wall Street Journal and Citigroup. Through its mobility, sustainability, and cultural initiatives this Colombian city has demonstrated its innovative vision.
In the twenty-first century, it’s proving necessary to continue revisiting and retooling the ways we have traditionally accessed information. See how a group of students plan to encourage people to read by giving commuters access to popular books in the subway.
As bridges have exposed surfaces, they are often quick to become iced over in cold weather. In order to solve this problem, Erik Andersson Architects created a pedestrian bridge with a built-in heating system in Stockholm. Learn how the bridge will be keeping pedestrians warm this winter.
To continue the celebration of Grand Central Terminal’s centennial, Untapped Cities has displayed a series of its secret attributes. Rediscover Grand Central by seeing its hidden treasures!Have a suggestion for Friday links? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your link, first name, and where you’re from. We’re excited to hear from you!