The Aurora Borealis Lights Up NYC
A new LED installation by artist Anne Militello is installed at the Brookfield Place World Financial Center.
Want to see the aurora borealis but can’t afford the flight to the arctic? Well have no fear, artist Anne Militello is bringing the lovely luminescence of the north right here to NYC with her newest piece Light Cycles. Created for a scenic 10-story glass atrium at Winter Garden at the Brookfield Place World Financial Center, the LED-powered visual installation was unveiled January 22 to a glittering scene overlooking the Hudson river.
An internationally renowned lighting artist and veteran theater designer, Militello is also know for her revamped facade of the New 42nd Street Studios. Though slightly less prominent, this new project intends to mimic the aurora borealis through a series of “twinkling stars and fields of gemstones” that have been put in place inside the atrium.