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Vintage Art Deco Railroad Underpass Gets Illuminated

Built in 1931, this Art Deco railroad underpass is a gateway between downtown Birmingham, Alabama and a new urban space called Railroad Park. In recent years, the tunnel was dark and had deteriorated into a dangerous area. To solve the problem, the city hired sculptor and public artist Bill FitzGibbons to create a lighting solution that would encourage more pedestrian traffic. Titled LightRails, the installation is composed of a network of computerized LEDs that that form various lighting patterns in the previously darkened underpass. The result is a beautifully lit, vintage space that more resembles an art installation than a lighting project.

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▪️@spinfx_ with this badass picture!!

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I’m allowing myself to gush over this brilliant LED Light Installation by Bill FitzGibbons. I visit Birmingham quite often, so I know what the 18th street underpass looked like before (dark and uninviting) ‘LightRails’. FitzGibbons, known for his large scale light installations collaborated with REV Birmingham to transform the 1931 Art Deco, 18th street public pathway that connects two sections of the city – now bathed in a halo of computerized rainbow lights that gives FitzGibbons the ability to program 16 million different colors and frequencies. It’s a welcomed beacon of light for both communities and a perfect example of how public art can enhance our neighborhoods.

I’m going to post some video of the light show over on our VINE (hahamag). #alabamaart #birminghamstreetart #lightrails #billfitzgibbons #ledlights #artadventure

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Built in 1931, this Art Deco railroad underpass in Birmingham, Alabama is a vital gateway between the heart of downtown and a new urban space called Railroad Park. In recent years the dark tunnel had deteriorated into an unwelcoming and potentially dangerous area, so the city hired sculptor and public artist Bill FitzGibbons to create a lighting solution that would encourage more pedestrian traffic. Titled LightRails the installation is composed of a network of computerized LEDs that that form various lighting patterns in the previously darkened underpass.