Eh, if it were permanent, it would become something along the lines of the S. Broad building facades lighting-- some of it will work, some of the time, and give an overall half-assed appearance from time to time.
Originally Posted by aro1419
Further, if you only do it for a short time, it generates more buzz as a public art form. Similar to the big deal that was made about the orange fabric draped all over Central Park by some artist (I don't remember all the details anymore). Since this is in conjunction with the Philly Live Arts/Fringe Fest and Philly Design Fest, hopefully it gets good coverage in the nation media and due to its short time, brings in tourists and generally creates good buzz for Philly. If it's permanent, it might lose some of that aura after a while anyway...and then, who in this city is going to pay for continued 100% operations?-- resulting in something potentially awkward or embarrassing.
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