It should be no secret that Yrs Truly have become a sucker for the Electric DeLorean. Not only does it give instant flashbacks of Michael J Fox in "Back to the Future" on a skateboard without wheels, but of the Time Machine housed by a E Fluxed DeLorean that took the young hero back in time.
It all comes together in a wonderful way since the first car on the streets of New York City was Electric, where the Croatian inventor and magician Nikola Tesla roamed 34th Street on his way home to the New Yorker Hotel, with the Classic New York Diner on the corner of 34th and 9th Avenue called TIC TOC.
The above Sky Blue Tesla was seen on 5th Avenue and 23rd Street, right in front of the Flatiron Building. If you closely, the passenger is doing a "raise the roof" with a rolled up Danish flag, while the driver is giving Earth Day's "E" hand sign, in a "Be The E" shout-out to her new Danish Homie.
Volvo is working on a Electric Car, but what you see above is the Ocean Blue Nissan LEAF, in traffic among Yellow Cabs going down 5th Avenue "painting" the middle line in the "E".
The New York City Parks Truck with a Diesel Electric Hybrid motor going up Madison Avenue. Yes, the same Madison Avenue as the MAD MAD MEN of MAD MEN.
And of course the Electric DeLorean taking the first turn in the E tag (the lower line).
The above is the sculpture of a head called "ECHO" that is placed in the middle of Madison Park, where both 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue brush gently up against her.
The Apple Green Tesla making the turn from 5th Avenue to 23rd Street.
Many cab drivers complain about the new bicycle lanes in New York City. The probably don't know that they are called "Copenhagen Lanes" and are designed by the Danish architect and urban design consultant based in Copenhagen Jan Gehl, whose career has focused on improving the quality of urban life by re-orienting city design towards the pedestrian and cyclist. I would never have thought that New York would ever become a bicycle city, but now it is.
Copenhagen Lanes or not, this lovely lady probably never cared about lanes anyway.
And the DeLorean.
In the above satellite image over the area of New York where the "E" was done, you can see some of the cars finishing the "E" painting and a Purple dot, showing that the Novozymes Bio Fueled Ford Focus is on it's way to Times Square for the Show Part of the Day.
The Novozymes vehicle enters Times Square.
The Electric DeLorean enters Times Square, filmed by the film crew producing the film about the project. On your far right is Director and Producer Urs Jakob, co-owner of Gershwin Hotel on 27th between 5th and Madison Avenue. In the middle, the camera man and artist in his own right, Shaky Jones and the large man with the cap and boom doing sound is Peter Tooke. The crowds had not yet gathered on the Good Friday of 22nd of April 2011, but soon would.
See the next post about the Times Square Catwalk Performance HERE