25 May 2008

The fantastical Telectroscope

The Telectroscope
Originally uploaded by eT le snap
Initially foreshadowed by the appearance of a massive drill bit emerging from the flagstones outside City Hall, Paul St George's huge Telectroscope juts out of the South Bank and points directly at Tower Bridge. Its twin sits at Fulton Ferry Landing in New York, pointing at the Brooklyn Bridge. Each Telectroscope is supposed to be the end of a gigantic trans-Atlantic tunnel linked with a live video feed so passers-by can wave to each other across the Atlantic in real time. There's no audio though, so each end has a white-board and markers for notes to be scrawled on. If you're in London or New York, the installation is open 24 hours a day until 15 June.
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