The Beauty of Electric Pylons

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

If the Eiffel Tower is beautiful, how is an electric pylon not beautiful? I have asked this question over and over. Now my friend Jason Smith  sends me a link to an award-winning unbuilt design for electric pylons.

To me, this is what infrastructure should look like. Thanks, Jason.

So -- this is ugly, but ...

this is beautiful? I think they're both part of the same species: one celebrates what they other merely uses.

Posted by Scott Huler

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