Canadian studio Lateral Office has installed 12 oversized seesaws that light up and make sounds on the streets of New York City’s Garment District.
Impulse occupies the pedestrian plazas on Broadway Avenue between 37th and 38th Streets. While on display, the block is closed to vehicle traffic.
Visitors are encouraged to ride the playground-style pieces, which range in length from 16 to 24 feet (4.8 to 7.3 metres). The motion triggers lights to intensify and emit musical sounds.
“The immersive urban instrument creates an exciting, playful experience, in which visitors become the musicians and artists through a series of illuminated seesaws that respond and transform when put into motion,” said the Garment District Alliance, a non-profit that organised the project.
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