Retired Wind Turbine Blades Live on as Park Benches and Picnic Tables

But a closer inspection shows that their droplet-shaped shells aren't made from wood or metal. A scan of the attached QR codes reveals even more: These benches used to be wind turbine blades. Painted by local artists and weighing in at about 500 pounds (230 kilograms) apiece, the benches were crafted by Rocky River, Ohio-based Canvus, which will install 10 more in the same location later this year.

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