Architects Reimagine Power Line Towers As Giant People

October 13, 2015

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These are some renderings from the architects at Choi and Shine reimagining power line towers as giants. I am into this. I mean, provided my tax dollars don't have to pay for it. I just want the f***ing potholes in my neighborhood fixed.

"Like the statues of Easter Island," write Choi and Shine on their website, "it is envisioned that these one hundred and fifty foot tall, modern caryatids will take on a quiet authority, belonging to their landscape yet serving the people, silently transporting electricity across all terrain, day and night, sunshine or snow."

Electricity is crazy, right? It charges your cell phone, but it also like, hurts when you touch it. I touched live 240 volts once. That sucked. I was trying to plug in a washing machine. You ever had sex on top of a washing machine before? I have. You ever had sex on top of a washing machine before WITH A PARTNER? I want to.

Hit the jump for a couple more shots.

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Thanks to David D, who doesn't care what the power line towers look like just as long as the microwave and TV work when he wants them to.

  • The_Wretched

    I love the idea but unless they run a line on the head, that part is just a waste of material.

  • GeneralDisorder

    My daughter referred to the ordinary high-lines in Erie, PA as "dresses" and said "it looks like mama's dress maker" (referring to her dress maker dummy). So yeah... Some already look sort of humanoid. If it's not too expensive to make the structure more sculpture-like go for it.

  • Brock

    Wow...how egocentric of us.

  • Bling Nye

    I'd say your judgement of "us" is more egocentric.

  • Paul Parten

    Sure, this won't lead to terrors at all. Did no-one else read "In the hills, the cities"???

  • Really, there's no reason NOT to make stuff like this all fun artsy-fartsy. Though I'd rather see the huge gaudy sculptures from the set of Tim Burton's Batman Forever Gotham City. Thay'd be way cooler.

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