Generators of the Cylinder
Project Area: CT-Historic Core
Project: International Jewelry Center
Project Location: 550 S. Hill Street
Project Type: Developer Initiated
Twenty-seven 14'h x 11'w clear plastic half cylinders encase two neon tubes made of argon gas that strobe mercury vapor. These cylinders are attached to the ceiling of the building's colonnade, creating a striking 270' l corridor of lights and geometrical shapes. As people pass by, the body heat activates lights by infrared sensors. A computerized mechanism incorporates this information into an existing program, creating lighting variations of the standard flickering of the neon lights.