The Garment District is absolutely no stranger to stunning installations.
From last year’s kaleidoscopic tunnel of lights winter installation to the giant sculptures that greeted New Yorkers on Broadway last April, the Garment District knows how to put on a stunning display.
And they’ve officially unveiled their newest installation, titled Living Lantern.
Standing tall at 14 feet, and stretching 20-feet-wide, an illuminated lantern is dazzling passersby as it glows through the night.
The oversized lantern serves as a symbol of hope, brightness and guiding light in the heart of Midtown. Watch as the wind brings the lantern to life, as the opening and closing of the its outer membranes reveal a glowing light inside. Animated light sequences that infuse with the installation’s colors offers a mesmerizing experience that has a meditative effect on the viewer.
“Living Lantern is an entrancing work of art that is bringing a sense of tranquility to the Garment District and truly enhancing the pedestrian experience,” said Barbara A. Blair, president of the Garment District Alliance. “We are so proud to introduce this extraordinary piece of public art to our neighborhood this winter, and we encourage the public to take a moment to enjoy this calming sensory experience while visiting the Garment District.”
Don’t miss your chance to experience the stunning lantern, which will only be on display for a limited time! Be sure to head to the installation after the sun has set, which will officially be at 5p.m. and later starting this weekend, to get a view of it in all it’s glowing glory!
Living Lantern is free to view and is lighting up the Broadway plazas in the Garment District between 39th and 40th Streets through Friday, February 24.