More Green Sought To Light Up More Wabash
Nov30

More Green Sought To Light Up More Wabash

So, did you get to see the demo installation of The Wabash Lights yet? If not, here’s a refresher course: The Wabash Lights is an interactive art display hanging below the L tracks that run down Wabash Avenue in downtown Chicago.  The idea is that 600  programmable colored light tubes will illuminate the area darkened by the trains, serve as public art, and also a bit of entertainment.  It’s envisioned that the lights will...

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Want a Better Wabash Avenue? Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
Jul06

Want a Better Wabash Avenue? Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Ten months ago we told you about an interesting proposal to renovate, revitalize, and quite literally light up Wabash Avenue in The Loop.  It’s called The Wabash Lights, and involves lining the underside of the L tracks on Wabash with hundreds of illuminated colored tubes. Sure, it’s an art project, but it’s also a renovation project — trying to turn the slightly run-down commercial corridor into something better....

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