A sculpture here and a painting there can go a long way in brightening up an (at times) drab and functional urban landscape. Sometimes artists adopt a ‘go big or go home’ attitude when it comes to public art installations and the new “Lake Light Threshold” in downtown Toronto is an example of that attitude in action.
Last week the internationally renowned artist James Carpenter unveiled the permanent and interactive lighting installation that illuminates the bridge connecting the Southcore Financial Centre to Union Station and the PATH network.
This new art installation will certainly catch the eye of anyone who drives or walks by York Street and is well-worth traveling down for a look.
James Carpenter is a trained designer and sculptor and has received many awards for his art that integrates light into building structures. He founded James Carpenter Design Associates in 1978.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Southcore Financial Centre, it’s a 1.4 million square foot office space in two office towers. Once complete it will also house a new four star Delta hotel. Slated for completion in 2014, the complex is a project by GWL Realty Advisors on behalf of British Columbia Investment Managers Corporation (bcIMC).
We received some cool photos of the unveiling, check them out below!