Situated in downtown Los Angeles and adjacent to Union Station, the Patsaouras Plaza Busway Station project will be a new transit busway station for the Metro Silver Line and other transit buses operating on the El Monte Busway. The design will place the busway south of Patsaouras Transit Plaza, in the median of the El Monte Busway next to US-101.
Patsaouras Transit Plaza
Ned Kahn, Wind Bridge
Preliminary Renderings of Artwork Concept
"For the last 25 years, I have created artworks that seek to increase awareness of natural phenomena. Using elements such as water, wind, fog and light, I have worked to create contemplative oases in urban environments, places where people can reconnect with the larger forces of nature. I am interested in creating artworks that blur the boundaries between art, science and architecture."
Known for artworks that reveal environmental forces like wind by converting natural flow patterns into the pixelated motion of thousands of small metal parts, artist Ned Kahn has proposed covering portions of a 750 ft. long pedestrian bridge with two sets of perforated aluminum panels. One set is hinged and the panels move with the wind, resulting in complex rippling patterns of light and shade created by sunlight penetrating in between the two layers of perforated metal. At night, patterns are revealed as silhouettes against illuminated surfaces inside the bridge.
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