Walk Through A Kaleidoscopic Tunnel Of Lights In Midtown

Claire Leaden Claire Leaden

Walk Through A Kaleidoscopic Tunnel Of Lights In Midtown

The bustling Midtown neighborhood always hosts exciting public art installations for New Yorkers and visitors to enjoy — most recently these gigantic origami structures along Broadway.

During winter they tend to light up the early nights with glowing structures, like last year’s spinning prisms or the previous year’s light-up seesaws. This year, they’re continuing that trend with an iridescent pedestrian tunnel, entitled “Passage.”

The art installation will be unveiled Monday, January 10 on Broadway between 39th and 40th Streets. It will then be open to the public through February 13.

The interactive “Passage” is made up of 20 circles of light that will form a tunnel visitors can walk through, and as they do so, the circles will emit different lights and sounds.

The creation is the work of Serge Maheu, with fabrication and assembly by Félix Ménard. It’s part of “Garment District Art on the Plazas,” a year-round public art program made possible through the NYC Department of Transportation’s Art Program (DOT Art).