As the pace of Coney Island’s much touted “revitalization” has accelerated in recent months, many beloved landmarks, historic buildings and mom-and-pop businesses have become casualties of plans to modernize the “amusement core” and transform it into a year-round (and far more mainstream) tourist destination.
Las Vegas has long been identified with gimmicky, brightly lit signage of gargantuan proportions, so it’s surprising that the city recently fouled up the installation of a pair of 45-foot-tall illuminated paint brushes.
Thanks to artist Jerome Ferretti, the North Corktown neighborhood of Detroit is now home to a dome-headed cat sculpture that rises up out of the ground beneath a pedestrian overpass that spans highway I-75.
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