Using a local nuisance for good, artists turn the din of cars into a set of arches that illuminate based on the volume of the highway above them.

Public art installations are popping up throughout New York City, one of the latest being planned beneath the Gowanus Expressway at Hamilton Ave. in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The Artist Build Collaborative, based in the boro, is responding to the neighborhood’s complaints about the underpass. Not only is it one of the busiest and loudest areas in the neighborhood, but it’s also incredibly dark and dangerous to pass underneath.

Valeria Bianco, creative director of the collaborative shared their experiences:

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