Upstate New York Cities to Illuminate Blight (Next City)

By Jen Kinney, Next City

Public art installations in Albany, Schenectady and Troy will illuminate hundreds of vacant buildings across the three New York cities to draw attention to urban blight,reports the Troy Record, and to encourage potential buyers to invest in their revitalization.

The brainchild of local artist Adam Frelin and architect Barbara Nelson, “Breathing Lights” intends to renew interest and investment in city neighborhoods with high vacancy rates. To support action on these issues, the project also includes eight months of programming and events.

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