Chicago Loop – Lightscape: A Multisensory Experience

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Lightscape: A Multisensory Experience

Dedication: Nov 21, 2011

Location: Chicago Loop  – Seven blocks of State Street [from Lake Street to Van Buren Street]

Commissioned by Chicago Loop Alliance

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Chicago Loop - Lightscape

Chicago Loop – Lightscape

 

Chicago Loop - Lightscape

Chicago Loop – Lightscape

 

Lightscape: A Multisensory Experience – consists of LED reeds and integrated sound in planters along the sidewalks.  These  prairie grass landscape, are of varying heights, with the tallest being up to 9 feet high.   These are  situated in about  18  locations,  in the seven blocks on State Street [from Lake Street to Van Buren Street] .  Each cluster has about 56 reeds, and each reed runs on only three watts. It  is activated daily from 8 a.m. – 11 p.m

 The LIGHTSCAPE changes with the seasons and on special occasions.  The initial holiday installation was called,  “Season of Lights, Sounds of the Season” . It  featured lights in synchronization with songs including such classics as “Carol of the Bells” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”.

 


 

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  1. […] Every year Chicago’s loop is taken over by Christmas spirit and this year is no different. Christkindlmarket has been a Chicago tradition since 1996 and has now become the largest outdoor Christmas market attracting over a million visitors each year. Christkindlmarket located in Daley Plaza serves up a bunch of German food and drink and is center pieced by of course a Christmas Tree. Walk just one block east to State St you will find Marsha… I mean Macy’s which display their annual Holiday Windows. If you dare walk into the bustling Macy’s you can also find a 45ft tall tree and the world famous Walnut Room. Also on State st. you will hear the constant sounds of Christmas music that sync up (although I find the light show to be overwhelming) to the all year long Installation lightscape. Chicago is a cold city no doubt about that but things like Christmas in the loop make the winter somewhat bearable. Christkindlemarket Info Macy’s Info Lightscape Info […]

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