Siemens on Google brought me
no answers for the enormous inflatable earth globe at the Rose Quarter. I took this pic yesterday afternoon as it was being set up. A very friendly security guard took an interest in my interest and came over to my bicycle as I was snapping photos on my ride home. He let me know that Siemens was doing this to educate city officials (not the public) about a Smart Energy Grid. Regardless, the earth is enormous and certainly catches the eye. However, it's worth pointing out that since
The Broadway Bridge is closed for 2 months this will get very few eyeballs. Poor timing Siemens.