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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 , the Helmsley Building is owned by Monday Properties  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 ’ MetLife building. Created to highlight its impressive façade while celebrating a challenging sustainability program, this new nightlife addition boasts the towers’ LEED Gold certification  award.
Designed by Al Borden of Philadelphia-based The Lighting Practice with LED lights  from Lumenpulse , 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.
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Photo © Evan Joseph and Ed Lederman
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