For Bay Area visitors as well as residents, the Golden Gate Bridge is often considered the area’s most iconic structure, especially considering its unique color and the fact that you can walk, run or bike across it. The Bay Bridge, while beautiful in its own right, is associated more with construction (especially as of late) and congestion between Oakland and San Francisco. But this could all change in late 2012.
The Bay Lights, an installation art project designed by artist Leo Villareal, will live on the western span of the Bay Bridge for two years, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the bridge’s opening as well as the completion of the new eastern span, which is scheduled to open on or around Labor Day 2013. Check out the stunning artist’s rendering below.
Leo Villareal and other members of The Bay Lights project joined the stage at Maker Faire this past weekend to talk about how, exactly, they will pull off this immense artistic and technological feat.