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Human pylons to carry electricity

Not quite as strange as it first may seem, nor is it something happening here in Australia, but 10,000 miles away in Iceland plans are a foot to have human shaped pylons support the electric cabling and transport power around the country.

An architectural design from Boston, Massachusetts (US), Choi+Shine submitted an alternative design for electric pylons to the Icelandic High-Voltage Electrical Pylon International Design Competition.

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Choi+Shine said: "Making only minor alterations to well established steel-framed tower design, we have created a series of towers that are powerful, solemn and variable. These iconic pylon-figures will become monuments in the landscape."

In a world where electricity is seen to be pretty dull, at least some organisations are being inventive and finding ways to enhance the landscape and electricity.

 

Photo Credit: Choi Shine