London’s bridges are about to be lit up in the longest public art commission in the world!
London is about to get a whole lot brighter!
The river Thames is going to be getting a bit of a makeover with the project Illuminated River taking shape.
The art project aims to eventually light up 15 bridges, starting with four – London Bridge, Cannon Street, Southwark and Millennium – next year. The hope is to connect, celebrate and capture the spirit of the Thames and its diverse communities.
Incorporating up to 15 bridges, from Albert Bridge to Tower Bridge, once complete the Illuminated River will be the longest public art commission in the world at 2.5 miles in length, along 4.5 nautical miles of the River Thames.
The huge light installation is the combined efforts of artist Leo Villareal and architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands. There’s also some science behind the lights as they will help to reduce light pollution and provide a more energy-efficient way of lighting the bridges.