Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Transmission Towers as Art

I took a drive around the port last weekend, and was intrigued by the power transmission towers for the Empire Generating project. I think they're kind of appealing, and I wondered whether with a little more effort and imagination, the power company could make them almost like sculpture.

It turns out they do exactly that in Finland, where a team of designers led by Antti Nurmesniemi used color, structure and lighting to make their power transmission lines into landscape elements.

Check out some very cool photos of the Landscape Towers of Fingrid Oyj - it's well worth a look. These are "Blue Cranes" . =>

To learn more, here's an article from Transmission and Distribution World: Poles & Structures Transmission Structures As Landscape Art.

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