New York News
Park Avenue Tunnel becomes temporary art exhibit
NEW YORK (WABC) -- The Park Avenue Tunnel is being transformed into an art exhibit for pedestrians.
It's all part of New York City's Summer Streets program.
On Saturday, people were able to walk through the 1,300 foot-long tunnel to experience a voice-activated light show.
The tunnel was open to pedestrians between 33rd and 40th Streets.
Parts of Park Avenue and Lafayette Street will be closed to traffic for the next three Saturdays for various family-friendly activities.
Vehicles will be temporarily banned from the tunnel so it can be turned into an interactive light and sound installation.
The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/15qX3uR ) says visitors will be instructed to walk midway and speak into a silver intercom. Their short messages will travel outward in waves of sound and arching light until they disappear.
The messages will come in quick succession, creating a rapidly changing ebb of sound and light.
The pitch of each visitor's voice will determine the intensity of each beam.
The creator is Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. He's known for his large-scale interactive art.
new york city, art, new york news
- NJ woman charged in butt injection death
- AccuWeather: Gorgeous day, then weather whiplash
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- Get WATCH ABC for your mobile device
- Firefighters battling Bronx car fire find body inside
- Child, 2, found with heroin at Paterson day care center 5 min ago
- 1 dead in Midtown fire; Fire truck crash injures 2
- Ex-Christie aides want traffic jam subpoenas withdrawn
- Man with stolen passport on jet was asylum seeker
- Obama's surprise turn on 'Between Two Ferns'
- Burger King baby seeks birth mom
- Call released after Oregon couple calls 911 on pet cat
- Photos: 'The Bachelor' Season 18 finale in pictures
- Photos: Countdown: The 25 highest-paid musicians
Eyewitness News Links
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos