Thursday, July 23, 2015

Another kind of industrial art

Posted By on Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 10:50 AM

We all know how meaningful both power and art can be. Now, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region is proposing a literal meshing of the two.

COPPeR wants to jazz up the downtown Drake Power Plant by shrouding it in lighting. Hide it in plain sight, so to speak.

It's no surprise that the Colorado Springs Utilities Board, comprised of City Council, which favors keeping the coal-fired, pollution-emitting plant on line as long as possible, fell in love with the idea.

Now, the organization will seek grants. The idea comes from Bethlehem, Pa., where old steel stacks are bathed in vibrant color, like this:

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If you want to read the group's proposal, here ya go:

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