FLATIRON — A twinkling enclave of LED lights and mirrored panels will be installed in Flatiron Plaza next week — offering passersby a chance to walk in and see unique reflections of the surrounding neighborhood.
The triangular installation, called "New York Light," will be unveiled at the North Plaza in front of the Flatiron Building on Monday at 6 p.m., followed by free hot beverages, giveaways and a performance by the Peoples Improv Theater.
"This amazing piece of art will celebrate the holidays and New York itself, lighting up the Flatiron public plaza and paying tribute to its views of the city from a special vantage point," said Jennifer Brown, executive director of the Flatiron Partnership.
The artwork will also be a backdrop for the Flatiron Partnership's annual 23 Days of Cheer holiday programming, which will include giveaways and performances every Friday and Saturday through the month of December.
"New York Light," which will be exhibited until early January, was designed by Brooklyn-based firm INABA and was the winning design in a competition held this summer between seven design firms. This is the first year the partnership held a competition for a holiday installation, Brown said.
"The Flatiron Plaza...[is] a unique spot in the heart of the city where the sky and the skyline can be seen from the street level," said Jeffrey Inaba, founder of INABA. "The installation is meant to be a place to take in these qualities, as well as to appreciate all of the street activity day and night through its many reflective panels."