The Letter ‘H’ Will Light Up 125th Street!

Giant 'H' to Light up 125th Street in West Harlem This SummerStarting June 25, the letter “H” for Harlem will be easy to spot uptown when artist Bentley Meeker installs a 66-foot wide and 35-foot high lighted ‘H’ from the Riverside Drive Viaduct at 125th Street and 12th Avenue. Several groups, including the West Harlem Art Fund, Community Board 9 and the 125th Street Business Improvement District, approached Artist Bentley Meeker in 2012 about creating a large-scale installation that would highlight the cultural vibrancy of the area. The giant letter will be surrounded by an oval-shaped aluminum truss and hung from the viaduct just above Dinosaur BBQ. The oval will be lit by white LED lights and the “H” will be lit by full spectrum light-emitting plasma. This will be up until September 14th, per the DOT installation permit, so make sure you check it out!

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