“Immersive Cloud” sculpture opens downtown

A new sculpture by SU Architecture Professor Daekwan Park was unveiled today along the Connective Corridor in Syracuse. The American Institute of Architects CNY Chapter brought the idea to fruition in conjunction with 40 Below and the City of Syracuse, to showcase collaborative spirit and to “reimagine place” at a gateway to the city’s downtown. A collection of 185 of stainless steel disks, perched on steel trunks, creates a small forest of reflected light to animate a formerly nondescript corner, while also providing seating and opportunities for play. The light rain that fell during the opening of the sculpture revealed, even to the designer, that the sculpture also has a musical component, as the raindrops made rhythmic sounds all around the visitors.