Gallery: The Bay Lights Unveiled: World’s Largest Light Sculpture Illum...

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Although the iconic Golden Gate Bridge draws over 10 million visitors each year, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge serves more than double the daily traffic - and it's finally getting its share of the spotlight. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Bay Bridge, San Francisco installed 25,000 LEDs on the bridge's western span, effectively transforming it into the world's largest light sculpture. Designed by artist Leo Villareal, The Bay Lights ignites the bridge with glowing forms that fall like rain, rise like fizzing champagne bubbles, and swoop across the bay like passing clouds - and the algorithm-controlled patterns will run for two years straight without repeating. Hit the jump for a firsthand look at this amazing installation!

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