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Sign of Light

light installation on top of a downtown building

In 1996, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Public Art Advisory Committee selected Robert Wilson and Richard Gluckman to develop a comprehensive series of public art projects in the Cultural District. Drawing upon Mr. Gluckman's architectural experience in designing art installations and Mr. Wilson's critically acclaimed set, sound, lighting design and performing arts production experience, their decision was to utilize light as a poetic medium, defining the Cultural District in space and time.

The resulting Sign of Light is a 20 feet by 40 feet electronic sign that is composed of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that project a white triangle floating on a blue-gray background. Sign of Light is located atop Penn Avenue Place, facing the Allegheny River, and is visible from the North Side and PNC Park.