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New York’s Helmsley Building Unveils Gorgeous LED Light Show Set to the Sound of Violins

Posted By Ana Lisa On December 14, 2012 @ 10:31 am In Architecture,Energy,Manhattan | No Comments

Built in 1929 by Warren & Wetmore [7], the Helmsley Building is owned by Monday Properties [8] and is one of the only buildings in Manhattan that you can drive through. The spectacular new display covering the whole 34-story tower’s facade is crowned by its ornate cupola that comes to life when contrasting with Walter Gropius [9]’ MetLife building. Created to highlight its impressive façade while celebrating a challenging sustainability program, this new nightlife addition boasts the towers’ LEED Gold certification [10] award.

Designed by Al Borden of Philadelphia-based The Lighting Practice with LED lights [11] from Lumenpulse [12], this low-energy display uses 700 color-changing lights. Each lamp has been installed to shine on details reinterpreting historic forms and proportions. Low-energy, spectacular and dramatic to see, the Helmsley Building’s light display provides New Yorkers with a new nocturnal architectural experience.

+ 230 Park [5]

Via Archpaper [5]

Photo © Evan Joseph and Ed Lederman


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[5] Helmsley Building: http://www.mondayre.com/page.cfm?pageID=9&PropertyID=7

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[11] LED lights: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/origin-led-installation-is-a-giant-technocratic-life-form-under-the-brooklyn-bridge/

[12] Lumenpulse: http://www.lumenpulse.com/en/

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