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LightPlay art installation on Southstar Lofts now complete

It shines rainbows on the building and street below

It took two years, but the LightPlay installation along the side of Carl Dranoff’s Southstar Lofts is now complete.

Dranoff’s team told Curbed Philly that the trippy display, which casts a prism of colorful light along the sidewalk, building, and subway entrance, officially finished its installation this past Sunday, August 14.

We first wrote about the light installation in 2014, just two months after the official opening of Dranoff’s 85-luxury unit building. Designed by artists Mags Harries and Lajos Heder, LightPlay’s structures are made of steel, glass, solar panels, lights, and prismatic film.

During the day, the installation casts rainbows along the streets and building. At night, the installation is powered by solar LED lights.

The public art project cost $350,000 and was part of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority Percent for Art program, which requires developers to incorporate art into their projects.