Next Friday, a “colorful new chapter” in the storied history of Coney Island’s horrifying Parachute Jump will begin brightly when the famous Leni Schwendinger‘s one-of-a-kind lightening sequences (“fiery reds, oranges and pinks”!) will all be lit together. (Fireworks, of course, will follow).
Brooklyn Borough Pres Marty Markowitz, who seems to be recovering well, will flip the switch at 9:00 p.m. The 260-foot tower will glow gorgeously, thus symbolizing “the revitalization of Coney Island into a year-round work-live-play community.”
More press release poetry after the jump
- Max Abelson
Leni Schwendinger Light Projects designed six discrete lighting sequences that evoke the rising and falling of parachutes, the excitement of a Coney Island summer, festivities and holidays and even calm, solitude of the beach during winter. The night of July 7th will be the only opportunity for you to see all six sequences back-to-back.
The project was brought about by a partnership between the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office, the Economic Development Corporation, Department of Parks and Recreation, STV and Leni Schwendinger Light Projects LTD.
The Parachute Jump will be illuminated at 9:00 p.m., followed by fireworks.