Illuminated River is a long-term art installation on an unprecedented scale; a scheme to light-up the 14 bridges of central London, from Tower Bridge in the East to Albert Bridge in the West, transforming the nocturnal views of the city. An orchestrated series of light works by Leo Villareal in collaboration with Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and Atelier10, that evolve at the stately pace of the river itself, Illuminated River draws inspiration from the spirit and history of the River Thames and celebrates the diverse communities that live along its banks. Phase 1, comprising of London, Canon, Southwark, and Millennium bridges, opened in Summer 2019, and these will be joined by Blackfriars, Waterloo, Golden Jubilee, Westminster and Lambeth bridges when they are illuminated this spring.
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When complete the Illuminated River will be viewed at least 137million times each year.
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