London’s Double-Decker Reinvented For The 21st Century

London’s Double-Decker Reinvented For The 21st Century 

Those iconic double-decker Routemaster busses are disappearing from London streets, now running on only a few “heritage routes” in the city. Industrial Designer Hugh Frost wants to bring back a similar bus with this radical idea he calls Freight*BUS, streamlining the top-heavy conveyances while vaguely suggesting their original shape.

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Art Exhibit Features Huge Robotic Spider

Art Exhibit Features Huge Robotic Spider 

 50-foot mechanical spider, engineered and manufactured by LaMachine.

If you are afraid of spiders, you would best not be visiting Liverpool’s Lime Street. Why? Well, Liverpool is currently hosting the Capital of Culture Celebration, exhibiting some of the city’s unique cultural heritage. One of the main attractions at this show is a massive 50-foot mechanical spider, engineered and manufactured by the French company La Machine. The 37-tonne 8-legged machine has drawn lots of attention and attraction, from the very first day it was launched. It was mounted to the side of the Concourse House building in just one night, and heralded the launch of the five-day festival. Many visitors have expressed mixed reactions, some being quite happy that such modern artwork was being displayed; while others were negative about it, mostly because of their personal fear of spiders. However, all spectators experienced a mutual feeling of deep interest for the mechanical monster.

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