Urban Turf: NoMa BID Selects Rainstorm Installation For M Street Underpass

Construction will start this year on a new look for a central underpass in NoMa: perpetual rain. In the winning proposal to enliven the M Street underpass in NoMa, rain made of light will shower over commuters’ heads as they walk through the space. Read more.

Over the past six months, representatives of NoMa have contemplated whether they should turn one of their neighborhood’s grimy underpasses into a silent movie theater. Or a giant optical illusion. Or a sign-language classroom. Finally, they’ve settled on their first answer: a never-ending rainstorm. Read more.