Flatiron Skyline – Public Installation – New York, USA

Public Art Installation
New York, USA

In November 2016 LOT won the invited competition by Van Alen Institute to create an interactive monumental public installation at New York’s Flatiron Building Plaza, after an open brief to create an element of public attraction. LOT fabricated and installed a modular led-lit arched steel structure with six hanging urban hammocks.

Flatiron Sky-Line created a dynamic new social space underneath its illuminated arches. The structure invited visitors to walk within and around it, gaze through it toward the skyline, and experience the Flatiron District’s surroundings through a unique lens.

Time Out New York made a film that had 7.4M views within the three months of installation.
Artnet named Skyline among the not-to-be-missed installations in December 2016.

In the summer of 2017, the Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec installed Skyline at the entry plaza of their newly built art museum as a celebration of its opening, with local residents and visitors flocking to spend time at the museum’s alternative new public art.

Project Team
Leonidas Trampoukis, Eleni Petaloti
Lighting Design
MAP Studio, Artemis Papadatou
Structural Engineer
Daniel Urrutia, AUE
Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership
Total built area
Brian W. Ferry
1st prize, Flatiron Public Plaza Design Competition by Van Alen Institute
Illuminating Engineering Society Merit Award, Best Lighting, USA