The permanent, year-round static and kinetic light show -- originally planned to be unveiled this year -- is expected to be a one-of-a-kind nighttime attraction on the waterfront.
"We have this huge billboard -- this massive structure -- that will be like none other," said
The soundless light show will last 40 minutes to an hour, and repeat from dusk to
On Monday, the waterfront agency approved two contracts, totaling
Plans to light the Ohio and Michigan streets bridges and a portion of the Skyway -- expected at one point to occur at the same time -- are now "on the back burner," but still will happen, Dee said.
There also are plans for a more advanced light and projection show, dwarfing what is already in the works. The new show is based on the public art spectacle in Quebec City, by
The scale of that project, with an estimated price tag of
"I think what's planned now will be great for what it is, and be one of those transformational projects because it's so big. But in the long run, I would absolutely love to see 'The Story of
"I would like to see this ferment for a couple of years, and then somebody -- maybe it's a sponsor -- comes along and says we can actually improve this and take it to the next level."
A cluster of grain elevators at Silo City, at Ganson and Child streets, has over the past couple of years become one of
The silos and the site's faded grandeur are used for art installations, architectural gatherings, music events and the backdrop for theatrical performances, drawing thousands in the process.
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