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David Byrne

Alan Light,, August 2008

IN NEW YORK CITY this summer, David Byrne is everywhere. His installation titled Playing the Building transformed the Battery Maritime Building into a giant musical instrument. A passionate advocate for bicycling as urban transportation, he designed a series of neighborhood-specific bike racks (a dollar sign for Wall Street, a woman's curvy silhouette for Times Square) that recently appeared on the city's streets.

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