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Vacant Buildings Painted Blue, Become Tourist Attraction Answered

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Some derelict buildings in Rotterdam have just been sitting around awaiting demolition when someone had the brilliant idea to paint them a bright blue. Now they've become a tourist attraction.

It's almost as if this was a case of Sim City coming to life where troubled areas start getting color coded.

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In San Francisco, the vacant Hugo Hotel was converted into an art installation 11 years ago:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/hugohotel/

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GorillazMiko (author)2008-02-22

That's so cool! It's like in Tony Hawk when you play Graffiti, whatever part you get points on, it turns either red or blue. That last picture looks so cool!

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Kiteman (author)2008-02-22

Instead of knocking the buildings down and replacing them, it looks like they're planning to insert a new cityscape digitally.

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leebryuk (author)Kiteman2008-02-22

That is so true! I remember we used blue screens for that. I bet you can have some excellent digital effects with these photos. That would make a great instructable.

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ll.13 (author)2008-02-22

I think proper graffiti is nicer, the council out to have a sort of contest. =)

-that is proper as in, not crappy scribbles, stencils and talent. ;-)

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fungus amungus (author)ll.132008-02-22

Some art would be good. From what I've seen it takes a dedicated community of artists to create an area that's dedicated to doing some cool stuff in one place. Like Melbourne, for example.

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