Community Splash

Posted: May 22, 2010 in Urban Renewal

Urban Renewal project in Pittsburgh USA :  At 2pm on May 6th, 2005 in Pittsburgh, PA, a paint-filled balloon is launched at an 18-story apartment building at over 80mph. The explosion of color is met with cheers and laughter from over one hundred local community members as this symbolic and cathartic event marks the beginning of a much anticipated urban renewal project. These balloons were lauched by a 25 foot tall slingshot constructed by Johnny Lee and Joshua Atlas as a public art installation to give community members an opportunity to take part in transforming the high-rise into one of the largest art monuments in the country before its scheduled demolition.

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