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Corridor of Light

Esplanade Bridge, N. Lynn St. Rosslyn

Arlington County Virginia

2020

Description

Corridor of Light is an urban plan for the synthesis of public sculpture and lighting infrastructure, unfolding, as a sequence of changing forms on North Lynn St., in Rosslyn, VA. Twenty-five-foot, tall, illuminated sculptures and a real-time digital light painting create a series of places and gateways. The first of these projects is Gravity and Grace, (image 10) for Central Place Plaza, located mid-block on N. Lynn St. The second is the Esplanade Bridge in the north, seen here, and the last will be the Mead St. Bridge, at the south end of N. Lynn St., adjacent to the Iwo Jima Memorial. This bridge will be designed by Cliff Garten Studio with sculptures similar to those on the Esplanade Bridge. The transparent volumes of the sculptures’ inner and outer forms fill with sunlight during the day. Light shows of complimentary colors of LED light take over at night and are refracted by the surface of the stainless-steel rods to produce a dazzling spectrum of color. The artist-curated a light show which moves through each individual sculpture and between all four sculptures, activating the bridge and producing an urban gateway in Rosslyn. 

Information

Corridor of Light

Location
Lynn St. Rosslyn, Arlington County, Virginia

Date
2020

Medium
Stainless Steel, LED Lights, Concrete

Dimensions
Each Sculpture is 28’ H x 8’-2” W x 8’-2” D

Commissioned by
Arlington County Cultural Affairs Division, Arlington Public Works, and the Virginia Department of Transportation

CGS
Cliff Garten, Founder/Director, Venice, CA
Matthew Gilio-Tenan, Project Manager, Venice, CA

Engineer
Patrell Engineering Group Inc., Glendora, CA

Subcontractors
Elizabeth M. Gilliam, Tool Design Group, Silver Springs, Maryland 
Siddharth Jain, Ardent, McLean, VA   
Glen Hastings, Union Electric Company LLC, Baltimore, MD 
Barbara Brennan, 4Wall Entertainment, Las Vegas, NV

Photography 
Jeremy Green