recently completed: points of view

This wood and steel sculpture, Points of View by James Surls, occupies a prominent spot in downtown Houston's Market Square. Originally dedicated by the City in 1992, the existing lights were inefficient and outdated. Additionally, because the lighting was located in the surrounding water feature, routine maintenance was difficult. With ongoing revitalization efforts in the area leading to increased pedestrian activity at night, the Downtown Redevelopment Authority wished to re-address the lighting for this formidable art piece. G2LD specified new underwater LED lighting fixtures that would be much longer in life, more efficient, and would have better color rendering than the previous fixtures. High output fixtures with a tight beam spread were used to brightly illuminate even the highest arms of the 25-foot-tall structure.

James Surls

Situated within a water feature, maintenance on the original incandescent light fixtures was extremely onerous. G2LD specified new LED submersible uplights with a high lumen package and narrow beam spread to ensure the entire sculpture was evenly lit.

James Surls

At 25' tall, Points of View occupies a visible and significant space in Downtown Houston's Market Square.

James Surls

The recent addition of new outdoor restaurants and general revitalization of the area meant more pedestrian activity for the park after dark. New lighting for James Surls' central art piece and other park features was key to the plans.

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