Silent Lights Art Installation Appearing Soon Near Navy Yard


    The city Department of Transportation is working with artists and architects to install a series of light-up archways at a BQE underpass at Navy Street and Park Avenue, just south of the Navy Yard. Pedestrians will be able to walk through the glowing light boxes, called Silent Lights, which will convert sound energy from traffic — picked up via microphones — to light. Valeria Bianco and Shagun Singh of Artist Build Collaborative are designing the project, which was originally created for an intersection underneath the Gowanus Expressway in Red Hook. Commodore Barry Park and the Walt Whitman and Ingersoll housing projects flank either side of the installation site, where construction will start on November 11. Singh and Bianco hope Silent Lights will be open November 22 and stay up until November 2014. GMAP

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