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Light Cycles: World Financial Center Winter Garden to Be Lit with Aurora Borealis-Inspired LED Installation

Posted By Charley Cameron On January 15, 2013 @ 8:23 am In Art NYC,Manhattan,Things To Do | No Comments

Anne Militello, Light Cycles, Winter Gardens, World Financial Center, Pelli Clarke Pelli, LED Lighting, LED installation art [3]

Starting on January 22nd, the World Financial Center’s Winter Garden [4] will be illuminated with a dazzling Aurora Borealis-inspired LED installation. Created by lighting designer Anne Militello [5], the intricate Light Cycles display will adorn the Winter Garden’s arched glass facade and ten-story barrel-vaulted roof with strands of LED-embedded [6] glass discs which will shimmer above and among the interior’s lush 45-foot palm trees [7].


Anne Militello, Light Cycles, Winter Gardens, World Financial Center, Pelli Clarke Pelli, LED Lighting, LED installation art [8]

According to the World Financial Center, Militello’s nature-inspired installation will appear “like charms on a bracelet, [as] the jeweled discs entrance through a softly evolving manipulation of color and texture.” Militello’s [5] impressive resume includes extensive work in the New York theater scene, as well as lending her creative hand to concert performances and the California film industry alike.

Located alongside the Hudson River in downtown Manhattan, the Pelli Clarke Pelli [9]-designed Winter Garden will host the Light Cycles [4] installation through March 30th, 2013.

+ World Financial Center Winter Garden [4]

Via Arch Paper [10]

Second image (cc) Flickr user aurelien [11]


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[4] Winter Garden: http://www.worldfinancialcenter.com/LightCycles

[5] lighting designer Anne Militello: http://vortexlighting.com/anne-militello/

[6] LED-embedded: http://inhabitat.com/green-lighting

[7] 45-foot palm trees: http://www.worldfinancialcenter.com/eng_content/winter_garden_and_plaza-28484.html

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[9] Pelli Clarke Pelli: http://inhabitat.com/tag/pelli-clarke-pelli

[10] Arch Paper: http://blog.archpaper.com/wordpress/archives/52832

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