my city is notorious for being one of the most boring cities on earth. it's one of the top 10 cities in the US by population, but was named "most forgettable" by 538: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/san-jose-is-the-most-forgettable-major-american-city/
recently they held an open contest for designing a centerpiece, like the knoxville sunsphere or the st louis arch. it would replace our previous centerpiece, an enormous street light that collapsed under its own weight over 100 years ago.
they received nearly a thousand submissions. some of them are truly amazing.
something about this caltrop speaks to me.
anyway, here's the site with all of them, if you're curious/bored: https://www.urbanconfluencesiliconvalley.org/
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