Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Now You Can Be a NYC Skyline Lighting Designer

Would you like a way to freak out your friends the next time you are in and around Times Square in NYC?

Soon you'll be able to login to a web app that will let YOU control the 1 Bryant Park and 4 Times Square spire lights from your smartphone.

Barbizon Lighting integrated the lighting and control systems for both buildings a few years ago and recently, NYC Developer Douglas Durst's son-in-law Mark Domino came up with the idea to allow anyone using app to change the lighting atop the two Durst-owned buildings.

The app is called "Spireworks" and as the website states, "Spireworks is the only building scale interactive lighting installation in New York City. (You can) Use your mobile phone to sign in and control the spire lights."

Don't rush to log in yet as "To become a user, you must be invited by someone who is already in the private beta program. Each user gets a limited number of invites. Guests can use Spireworks for the duration of an event and are not required to create an account. At this time, there is no sign up available to the general public. Access is by invitation only."

More information and the website to check it out is https://www.spireworks.org/