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Lighting the Statue of Liberty (Workshop Model)

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"statue of liberty", statue, liberty, "federick bartholdi", model, workshop, scale, light, lighting, design, installation, "new york", "focus lighting", architecture, architectural

Lady Liberty … a New York icon … now on view at 61st and Madison!

Yes, you heard right; the famous statue has found a new home on the Upper East Side.  Well, not the actual statue, of course, but a casting of the original Frederick Bartholdi workshop model that stands just over nine feet tall.  One of only a handful of castings in the world, this statue was enlarged by the sculptor sixteen times to create the statue sitting in New York Harbor today.  It’s a little piece of New York history dropped right on Madison Avenue.  The best part: you don’t have to wait in line for hours to see her!

We recently completed the lighting installation designed to make this bronze beauty shine all night long, and it was such a fun project I thought I’d share some photos for those who can’t see her in person.

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Nuit Blanche NYC 2011

October 2, 2011

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I ventured out into Brooklyn last night for the annual Nuit Blanche (“White Night”) NYC festival of light.  Started last year in New York, the festival occurs on the same night as others in (mostly European) cities around the world, and brings together artists of all different flavors to light up the night in the industrial waterfront of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  This year’s turnout of artists and installations, unfortunately, wasn’t as strong as last year‘s (most likely due to rain early in the night), however, the attendance was just as enthusiastic.

nuit blanche festival "bring to light" nyc 2011 light art artist installation lighting design brooklyn greenpoint

What is great about this festival is its timing.  Falling on the first day of October on the first chilly night of the season, it is the essence of Fall in New York City.  The shadowy, mysterious atmosphere at the festival also serves as a great introduction to the Halloween season — wide-eyed kids run around with glow sticks in hand, the first hints of costumes start to appear, leaves crunch underfoot, and everything around you is just a little bit off.

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Fashion Meets Lighting and Architecture – BOFFO NY

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light lighting design fashion architecture "new york" nyc "focus lighting"

Photo by Evan Joseph Images.

A quick update on an exciting new project we just opened — Focus Lighting has joined forces with the Team at BOFFO NY to light this fashion-inspired pop-up store on Walker Street downtown!

The store features the creative digitally-fabricated architecture of Marc Fornes & THEVERYMANY and the beautiful jewelry collection of Irene Neuwirth.

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