Gallery: New York’s Helmsley Building Unveils Gorgeous LED Light Show S...

Each lamp has been gracefully installed hidden from the street’s view, and shines on details reinterpreting historic forms and proportions.

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.

+ 230 Park

Via Archpaper

Photo © Evan Joseph and Ed Lederman


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