“Geo” Immerses Downtown in Color and Light

“Geo” Immerses Downtown in Color and Light

“Geo,” the Downtown Alliance’s newest public art installation, is now on view at the plaza in front of 140 Broadway — providing Lower Manhattanites an immersive experience in a full-spectrum world of color and light. Created by design studio Hou de Sousa, the 30-by-10-foot dome is filled with brightly colored corridors made of rope intended to echo the towering urban landscape.

Visitors are invited to walk through the outdoor installation, which is composed of steel frames and over five miles of fluorescent paracord, and experience its winding, playful avenues at their leisure. The installation will remain on view through May 1.

This is Hou de Sousa’s first time showing the piece. The Downtown Alliance previously partnered with the studio to present “Ziggy,” another light installation that added a touch of color and a fresh perspective to the plaza at 200 Water Street in Fall 2020. Other Alliance-sponsored public art installations have included “moonGARDEN,” which was on display at 85 Broad in Spring 2022, as well as “Talking Heads,” “Prismatica” and “Oscillation.”

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