Monument Putting On A Light Show
With electricians taking care of the final hook-ups today, colorful lights are now glowing from the new Welcome Monument at the corner of Washington and 3rd Avenues North.
The rainbow of bright colors symbolize a vibrant neighborhood that’s welcoming to people of all backgrounds. And the fact that the lights are embedded in rusted steel beams represents how we’ve built upon our industrial past.
The sculpture, from James Brenner, contains about 1,000 LED lights that slowly transition between shades of green, purple, blue and red. Because of the angled placement of the beams, the colored lights are also visible between each beam at night–some at the base, some from the top, depending on where you happen to be viewing it from.
The monument was commissioned by the North Loop Neighborhood Association and paid for by generous donations from: