The Heart Of Downtown Is Now Bursting With Streamers

The large piece is being used to connect the celebration of the George R. Brown’s 30th anniversary and Discovery Green’s 10th anniversary.


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The sound of hundreds of thousands of brightly colored streamers blow in the wind and drape over the street, Avenidas De Las Americas, in Downtown.

The streamers bridge Discovery Green and the George R Brown together.

Barry Mandel is the president of Discovery Green.

"The was most unique in that the fact is that is starts in Maconda grove, which is named after one of the founders of the park Maconda Brown O'Connor, and it leads into the building that is named after her father, George R. Brown," Mandel says.

The installation is called "The Arcade" made by the art group, Color Condition.

Co-creator, Sunny Sliger says the long strips of fabric dangling on beams 25-feet-high are meant to inspire people to go out into the street.

"And what do people do in the street, but play and think about kids games and playing," Sliger says. "So we have one called double dutch, we have one called hop scotch, and we have another one called red rover."

Sliger says it was important to keep the Houston weather in mind when choosing the different fabrics to use.

"It's water proof. It'll get wet and it'll get a little clingy, but it will dry within hours and it'll look just like new," Sliger says.

The structure will be open to the public starting this Thursday until November 15th.

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