A 30-by-10-foot colorful dome just popped up in NYC’s Financial District, and it’s dazzling passersby as it lights up the night.
The dome is just one of many installations currently splattered across NYC, including Brookfield Place’s Pulse Portal, “Love’s h|Edge,” which has taken over Times Square, NYC’s new “The Bean,”, and Madison Square Park’s 18-foot golden statue.
“Geo,” created by design studio Hou de Sousa, is made of steel frames and over five miles worth of fluorescent paracord. The structure of the installation invites visitors to walk through it and experience its winding corners and brightly colored corridors as you do so.
As for the palette, the installation’s captivating colors are meant to echo the surrounding towering urban landscape.
This is the first time the piece is being shown by Hou de Sousa, the New York-based studio that promotes innovative and environmentally responsible design solutions.
The studio creates both large scale art installations and sculptures, as well as a variety of hospitality, residential, and public projects both domestically and abroad.
They have done past work similar to “Geo.” Downtown Alliance had previously partnered with the studio in the presentation of “Ziggy,” another light installation that sat at 200 Water Street in Fall 2020.
“Geo” is currently on display at the Financial District’s plaza in front of 140 Broadway. It’s on view now through Tuesday, May 30.