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If More Utility Companies Did This, The World Would Be So Much Prettier.

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Power lines are an ugly, but necessary part of modern society. Most of the ones in the United States are made from wood, or ugly, boring steel.

Some architects though, are dreaming up a solution to the power line eyesore problem: make them prettier. These designs for new, more elegant, and artistic power lines are pretty amazing. I hope they start rolling these out in the U.S. soon.

Human power lines.

Human power lines.

This is just majestic.

This is just majestic.

A bit of an abstract design, but it”s still better than what we have now.

A bit of an abstract design, but it

Wow. I”m not even sure what these are supposed to be.

Wow. I

The color makes out the shape of a dress.

The color makes out the shape of a dress.

A more traditional imagining, but still cool.

A more traditional imagining, but still cool.

Alone in the field.

Alone in the field.

Looks peaceful.

Looks peaceful.

This one actually exists in Hungary. It”s a clown design. Creepy.

This one actually exists in Hungary. It

*shudder*

*shudder*

Looks kind of like a slingshot.

Looks kind of like a slingshot.

This one resembles some kind of spaceship.

This one resembles some kind of spaceship.

This one is great. So abstract.

This one is great. So abstract.

These are actual power lines near Moscow in Russia.

These are actual power lines near Moscow in Russia.

Also in Russia.

Also in Russia.

Now that”s an amazing sight.

Now that

Human wind power.

Human wind power.

(Via: io9)

Who knew power lines could be beautiful? (Well, except for the clown one. That”s pretty horrifying.) All the other ones though, breathtaking.