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Art on theMart

CompanyValerio Dewalt Train and Obscura Digital
Lead DesignersMark Dewalt
Design TeamHeather Salisbury, Susan Crocket, Obscura Digital
Project Location222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #470, Chicago, IL 60654
ClientVornado Realty Trust
CreditsPhoto: Tom Harris and Kendall McCaugherty
Prize(s)Gold in Architecture Categories / Public Art & Public Art Installation
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Entry Description

The largest permanent projection system in the world now illuminates theMART building in Chicago with large-scale visual artistry on a nightly basis. Using a software-driven platform, the spectacle projects imagery from celebrated artists onto the stone facade and omits the windows. To cover theMART’s three-acre façade, 34 projectors are housed in a projector room that cantilevers over the south side of the river walk which is designed to blend in with its surroundings by neatly hovering between the walkway and the lower edge of Upper Wacker’s balustrade.