05 Nov '16, 5pm

This is an unusual idea

Would you want your final resting place to be a beautiful sea of lights rather than a crowded cemetery? A unique new proposal introduced by Columbia University’s DeathLab offers up an alternative way to honor the deceased by transforming the undercarriage of the Manhattan Bridge into a twinkling graveyard , where human remains decompose in biomass pods and emit lights that mimic the stars above. Dubbed Constellation Park, the project is one possible solution for laying the city’s dead to rest when available land is scarce. While many think this proposal is simply too outlandish to gain traction, others insist it’s high time to devise more sustainable burial practices.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/twinkling-cemetery-would-turn-th...

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