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Iconic Lighting Installation in Lower Manhattan RFP


Lower Manhattan

NYCEDC is seeking creative proposals for an iconic lighting installation in Lower Manhattan. The multi-year lighting and placemaking initiative is designed to build upon the neighborhood's reputation as a global hub of commerce and expand its appeal in the evening hours. It will also spur more diverse business activity by using the neighborhood's buildings and public spaces to create a strong neighborhood identifier visible to viewers both near and far.

Over the past decade, many investments have been made in Lower Manhattan to create and redevelop public spaces, enliven active corridors, and further connect the area to the rest of the city. The proposed project is an opportunity for design and architecture professionals to showcase their creativity and shine a light on Lower Manhattan's evening attractions—drawing more visitors and solidifying the neighborhood's place as a business, residential, and commercial district.

Related reading: "City: Got a Light? Downtown Glow Bid" (NY Post)

Above, Lower Manhattan by night. Photo credit:



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