Check Out This James Turrell Light Installation Hidden in a Midtown Office Building

Looking more like something that should be in a futuristic spaceship rather than a Midtown office building, Three Saros by light artist James Turrell is an immersive experience of blanketing light, dispersed through a specially constructed dome built on-site.

You may have thought your company’s new espresso machine was fancy, but it’s got nothing on this trippy new sculpture hidden in a Midtown office. Fast Co. Design got an inside look at the piece, designed by famed light installation artist James Turrell (you may remember his wildly popular “Aten Reign” that filled the Guggenheim’s rotunda with shifting artificial and natural light a couple years ago). Titled “Three Saros,” the 24-foot, two-story volume “transports spectators into an ethereal, prismatic sea of light,” likely reducing smoking breaks and water cooler kvetching.

Turrell acquired the assistance of architecture firm Situ Fabrication to help build the structure. Check out this behind-the-scenes look at the construction.

Check out the installation page for more info on Three Saros.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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