CELEBRATING THE PEOPLE, PLACES AND CAUSES OF THIS UNIQUE COUNTY
Artist r endering by leo VillAreAl
BRIDGE OF LIGHTS t HE BAY BRIDGE will soon be transformed from Bay Area workhorse to magnificent light sculpture, as internationally renowned artist Leo Villareal’s vision becomes reality. At he March 5 Bay Lights grand lighting ceremony, 25,000 white nergy-efficient LED lights covering the west span of the bridge will finally be activated (installation began in September). The ver-changing light sculpture, on view through 2015, is Villareal’s largest yet, at 1.5 miles wide and 500 feet high. Privately funded, the fine art experience is expected to play to an audience of some 50 million people in the Bay Area, generating a projected $97 mil- lion in tourism revenue for the local economy.
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