A public art installation on San Francisco’s Market Street will add animated lights following the movement of subway trains running directly below.
The project is called “LightRail,” and according to its sponsors it will be the world’s first “subway-responsive light sculpture.”
Two LED strings will stretch above Market Street for two miles through downtown San Francisco. Using real-time arrival data, the strings will visualize movement of BART and Muni trains directly underneath the street.
Sponsors hope LightRail will open in 2015, and will remain in place until at least 2018. If it proves popular, officials may decide to keep it up longer.
Without a doubt, this is one of the coolest public art projects I’ve ever seen.
Cross-posted at BeyondDC.