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Urban Air project gets funding to create floating billboard garden in LA

by Take Two®

Rendering of Stephen Glassman's Urban Air project. Stephen Glassman

We have an update to a previous story we reported about the Kickstarter campaign for Urban Air, sculpture artist Stephen Glassman's effort to replace a billboard in Los Angeles with a bamboo garden.

The campaign ended Tuesday night, successfully reaching its $100,000 goal with more than 1,500 people contributing to the effort.

Glassman says most of the money will go to building the prototype, that includes retrofitting the billboard structure, sourcing the bamboo, and constructing sensors inside to monitor the air quality along the road.

See where the billboard will be located here.

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