Finally a real Metro Gwapo projectAccording to another MMDA report, the walls and flyover pillars of the 28-kilometer Epifanio delos Santos Ave. (EDSA) will soon be dotted with large-scale paintings of 10 renowned artists in the country, as the MMDA aims to provide a respite from the drab surroundings of smoke-belching vehicles and billboards.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), a leading paint manufacturing company, top-rate science and art have put together an urban renewal initiative, dubbed as the EDSA Project, that will enable not only huge artworks to be posted on eight strategic locations along Metro Manila's main road artery. The project will also lessen air pollution through the artists' use of Knox-Out paint by Boysen, a paint that uses sunlight to transform poisons in the air, particularly nitrogen oxide, into a harmless residue that is easily washed away by rain .
The project will take 1 year to complete beginning May 7, 2011, and each huge artwork will cover 1,000 square meters and will be sequentially executed on EDSA's high walls, flyover pillars, undergirdings and MRT and LRT walls and pillars.
The target sites for the execution of the EDSA project include Bgy. San Lorenzo to Mantrade bus stop, southbound, EDSA-Ortigas interchange pillars, wall from Rockwell going to Buendia, Ayala, southbound, LRT pillars from Monumento to Balintawak Cloverleaf to Munoz, MRT Boni Avenue station before reaching Guadalupe bridge, southbound, MRT Taft station walls and cylindrical walls of the Tramo flyover, MRT wall from from GMA Kamuning station to Quezon Ave. station, northbound, and both ends of Cubao-Aurora underpass, all along EDSA.