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Interactive office building art installation celebrates winter

11/24/2014 04:48 EST | Updated 01/24/2015 05:59 EST
While much of Toronto braces for the winter, an art project at a downtown office tower is celebrating the snow, wind and frost of the upcoming season.

The project is called Snowfall, a commission that will appear in the Brookfield Place lobby on a yearly basis at the start of winter.

It was conceived by Studio F Minus and consists of three installations: 

- A series of 60 suspended and illuminated sculptures of sizes ranging from three to six feet called Gust.

- A 21-foot high abstract take on a snowflake, which takes up much of the six-storey lobby, titled Frost. Tenants and visitors are encouraged to touch the giant snowflake where internal sensors will recognize their interaction and respond with a visual effect similar to running a hand along a frosted window.

- The third phase of Snowfall is a project titled Flurry planned for 2015.

Snowfall runs from Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 to Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 at Brookfield Place Toronto, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

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