Epic-scale anthropomorphic electrical pylon concept

Craft & Design Technology

Who hasn’t driven past a high-voltage power line and thought that the pylons looked like Wagnerian giants? This concept design from Boston architects Choi + Shine would take that romantic notion and turn it into what might be, if actually completed, the world’s largest sculptural art installation. Unfortunately, it looks like the concept, called “The Land of Giants,” only took honorable mention in the pylon design competition for which it was conceived, and will probably remain a dream. It’s getting so much attention online I can’t seem to find any info about the design that actually won. Anybody know who/what it was?

8 thoughts on “Epic-scale anthropomorphic electrical pylon concept

  1. electricalalchemist says:

    You must construct additional pylons.

  2. blubrick says:

    It reminds me of this old ad for the UK company, National Power – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXPu6I9IHR4

  3. billB says:

    the giants is all over the wwweb, but little other mention of the competition. landsnet site has this PDF however

    a much more interesting design to me.

    Also there is a conference in Iceland coming up in September. Perhaps there will be more news originate there?

  4. wolfgang1 says:

    better would be something like that.
    say a vertical axis turbine on top of pylons.

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