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Bloomberg Announces #ReinventPayphones Contest Winners

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Payphone in NYC. (Photo credit: Ed Yourdon)

As part of his “Reinvent Payhpones” initiative to upgrade NYC’s 11,000 payphones, Mayor Bloomberg invited NYers to submit payphone designs The five winning designs have been announced and they include a reinvention of a traditional phone booth and one with an environmental condition censor. The prototypes were rated based on connectivity, creativity, visual design, functionality and community impact.

The city will not use any actual prototype, but will take the designs into their inspiration for the design they do actually use.

Venture Beat