When I considered city, my main focus was on Minneapolis, because it is where I live and you are more knowledgeable about the things around you. In the early morning hours, the highways are packed with cars moving into the city. The energy flows in. All day the factories run, the offices are bustling, and the buses are frequent. Energy is being used and produced. Then sometime around five o’clock the highways are packed again. There is a flow of energy out of the city.
Andy Goldsworthy’s art pieces changed naturally with the flow of the river or the burst of the wind. The art changed with different forms of nature’s energy. Our city changes with the flow of people in and out of the city. Our city is designed that there will be a flow of energy into the city each morning, and a flow of energy out of the city each night. Minneapolis doesn’t have room for all the people that come into it every day, to stay there at night. Our cities, today, are designed for this movement of people and energy in and out of the city.