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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:31 PM

A 35-Mile Laser Rainbow Illuminates New York As A Memorial To Sandy’s Victims

Last night, New Yorkers looking up into the cloudy sky saw something quite out of the ordinary. Streaming across the skyline was a crisp rainbow, pointing from Manhattan’s west side and headed southeast toward the Rockaways. Pedestrians stopping to snap photos might have been excused in thinking it was a strange natural phenomenon, or some new viral marketing campaign. But the lights--which will be seen for the next two nights over the city, were in fact a memorial for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.



The project, called Global Rainbow After the Storm, by artist Yvette Mattern, is situated in the Standard Hotel, on the High Line. It points toward the devastated coast of Brooklyn. If conditions are right, the lights--which are projected from lasers--can be seen for 35 miles, so should extend far past the still-recovering areas and far out to sea. These photos were snapped by Drew Anthony Smith, our online photo editor.





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Reply A 35-Mile Laser Rainbow Illuminates New York As A Memorial To Sandy’s Victims (Original post)
n2doc Nov 2012 OP
hlthe2b Nov 2012 #1
Ohio Joe Nov 2012 #2
Brickbat Nov 2012 #3
regnaD kciN Nov 2012 #5
Brickbat Nov 2012 #6
hedgehog Nov 2012 #11
silverweb Nov 2012 #17
Brickbat Nov 2012 #19
hedgehog Nov 2012 #22
Surya Gayatri Nov 2012 #12
hedgehog Nov 2012 #14
silverweb Nov 2012 #16
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #4
Earth_First Nov 2012 #7
Agschmid Nov 2012 #8
n2doc Nov 2012 #9
Agschmid Nov 2012 #13
Tab Nov 2012 #10
A HERETIC I AM Nov 2012 #21
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #15
Politicub Nov 2012 #18
FailureToCommunicate Nov 2012 #20
Archae Nov 2012 #23

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:35 PM

1. sniff sniff... this gets me...

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:38 PM

2. That is amazing...

A nice tribute. I'm also surprised though that I've never seen anything about this display before, it's beautiful.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:39 PM

3. Anyone else read Helprin's "Winter's Tale"?

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:50 PM

5. Connection, please?

I'd normally avoid Helperin due to his politics.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:54 PM

6. I'm assuming you're talking about Mark Halperin.

This is Mark Helprin, who also has some tiresomely conservative politics, and in fact was Bob Dole's speechwriter. However, some of his prose is breathtakingly beautiful. There is a bridge of light in New York in "Winter's Tale."

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:11 PM

11. Have you heard about this:

EXCLUSIVE: In his directorial debut, Akiva Goldsman continues to add to an already strong cast for Winter’s Tale. Magic Mike and White Collar star Matt Bomer, True Blood‘s Lucy Griffiths and Eva Marie Saint round out a film that stars Colin Farrell, Downton Abbey‘s Jessica Brown Findlay, William Hurt, Will Smith and Russell Crowe. The film, based on the Mark Helprin novel, is about a dying young woman (Findlay) who falls in love with a thief who breaks into her palatial home on the West Side of Manhattan, in a drama that takes place in 19th century and contemporary Manhattan. Farrell plays the thief and Bomer will play his father while Griffiths plays his mother.


http://www.deadline.com/2012/09/akiva-goldsmans-winters-tale-sets-matt-bomer-lucy-griffiths-eva-marie-saint/






http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1837709/

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:27 PM

17. Oh, cool!

Now for sure there will be a new printing of the book!

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:50 PM

19. I have, and I have mixed feelings, as anyone does about a movie made from a beloved book.

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:01 PM

22. I figure that a lot of scenes and subplots will have to be cut -

the one with of two men floating down a river in puff ball (?) suits will probably be dropped - one of my favorites!

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:12 PM

12. Yes, many years ago, and I've never forgotten the images

it evoked. It marked me deeply--a tale involving radical "climate change" in NY.

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Response to Surya Gayatri (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:15 PM

14. Helprin went to school at Syracuse University -

I think our Central New York snow squalls were the inspiriation for the cloud wall!


This is Buffalo, but you get the idea!

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:26 PM

16. Yes, long ago.

I wanted to read it again because I remember I liked it, but the book went missing at some point.

Thanks for the reminder. I'll have to search more actively for a new copy.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:40 PM

4. What a beautiful and moving tribute...

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:57 PM

7. Fascinating.

Thanks for the OP

on edit: The only problem that I see about this "feel good' story is simply that a biblical reference to rainbows and flooding is doing nothing to address the real cause and affect of climate change.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:59 PM

8. Is there any information on how this works with JFK?

I can imagine this would blind the pilots as they land and if it's pointed at the Rockaways it's most likely in the landing/holding pattern for JFK and or Laguardia?

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:08 PM

9. It probably is below the flight path. n/t

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Response to n2doc (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:13 PM

13. Since they are landing/holding near these locations

the hight of the flightpath must range greatly from sea level to several thousands of feet above it.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:11 PM

10. New York has some cool shit.

n/t

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Response to Tab (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:43 PM

21. Pretty much what I was gonna post. New York is cool. n/t

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:23 PM

15. Rays of light in the darkness

Thaat was beautiful!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:32 PM

18. Beautiful

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:41 PM

20. Beautiful tribute. Reminds me of the amazing twin light beams for 9/11...

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:09 PM

23. Rainbow Dash flew over!





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