this has gone away

Someone called it DUMBO’s night light. "This Way" is a public art piece that needs to take a little break from public service, while the Brooklyn Bridge ramps undergo heavy duty maintenance.

"This Way” is a light art installation by Linnaea Tillett, principal of Tillett Lighting Design Inc., and Karin Tehve, principal of KT3D LLC, permanently installed at the Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian entrance in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City.

The project was commissioned by the City of New York—Percent for Art, and the DUMBO BID to commemorate the Bridge’s 125th anniversary. With critical support from the NYC Department of Transportation, it opened on May 21, 2008.

The art installation works in concert with new signage to improve the significant threshold between the Bridge and Manhattan, DUMBO, and other parts of Brooklyn.

Lisa Kim, director of Percent for Art, said, “This project conveys the transformative power of art and good design. The signage and lighting program here unite to literally and figuratively provide both direction and delight,” she added.

We expect "This Way" to be out of view until 2014.

IES Lumen Citation for Art Installation in a Public Space

Linnaea Tillett interviewed, Architectural Record