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´Bay Lights´ dazzles, but symbolism dim
San Francisco Chronicle, by John King

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Posted By:JoniTx, 3/10/2013 6:57:58 PM

The self-assured power of the Bay Bridge has never received the respect it deserves, and the latest slight comes from an unlikely source: 25,000 LED lights that will adorn the span for the next two years. The lights are attached to 300 suspender cables that line the Marin-facing side of the bridge between Yerba Buena Island and Rincon Hill. The installation is programmed as an abstract wash of light with patterns that spill across the vertical cables from dusk until 2 a.m. The coolness quotient? Off the chart. Social and mainstream media have been buzzing since the display

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MissMann, 3/10/2013 7:31:28 PM     (No. 9218425)

It´s not enough to be pretty. This is how we end up with monstrosities instead of attractive buildings.

We do not need "meaning." We need beauty. We´ll find our own meaning, thank you.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: beancounter, 3/10/2013 8:45:00 PM     (No. 9218489)

Why does the Bay Bridge deserve respect? Because it is utilitarian? Because it gets the job done? How can artwork symbolize that?

There is no symbolism intended, which is probably as it should be. It is a large canvas. Actually, the better metaphor would be a (gulp) large TV screen.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: calgrammy, 3/10/2013 9:11:42 PM     (No. 9218513)

Well it´s pretty. Have no interpretation, to me it´s a bridge with lights.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Caljeepgirl, 3/10/2013 9:55:25 PM     (No. 9218557)

Grew up with this view.....love it!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bedub, 3/10/2013 10:55:12 PM     (No. 9218611)

I don´t see that side of bridge, but I pay for it. blech

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