The long-discussed Wabash Lights public art installation, which would turn the L's unsightly undercarriage into a glowing, programmable light show, has launched a Kickstarter Campaign to raise funds for a beta test. If the appeal can raise $50,000, designers Jack C. Newell and Seth Unger will be able to install and test a small section of the overall installation with the blessing of the city and CTA. By observing how the LED lights react to vibrations, weather and overall wear and tear, they'll be able to troubleshoot before starting the estimated $5 million capital campaign needed to fund the full project.
·The Wabash Lights - The Beta Test [Kickstarter]
·Previous Wabash Lights coverage [Chicago Curbed]