Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A new use for Legos

In October of last year the German street artist Megx transformed an old railroad bridge in Wuppertal, Germany, into a giant Lego-like structure. The existing bridge was retained, but the artist superimposed brightly colored panels on the walls and underside to give the illusion of being Lego bricks. Once part of the Wuppertal Bewegung railroad line, the bridge previously had been converted to a pedestrian and bicycle path. The city fathers were looking for striking artwork that would become part of an urban renewal program aimed at enhancing the residents' quality of life. They certainly succeeded!

This is the old, bland bridge ...

And now the remake ...

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