When we come to it.


I once suggested to the senior editor that we should paint the Sherman Minton Bridge bright blue to signify entry into special space. Belgian designer Arne Quinze took that idea to its logical conclusion at the Idea Festival last week, suggesting that a bridge be special space.

His proposal for the (hopefully) soon-to-be-pedestrian Big Four Bridge includes a cloud of wooden planks to filter the light like a forest, a historic timeline, and solar powered music and lights.

It’s a big idea, he said, and now it’s up to us– as is its complementary bookend at the end of Vincennes Street. We should start squatting now.

* Renderings by Studio Arne Quinze