Travelers approach REACH’s three-story hall through a tunnel and immediately see the first, beckoning hand overhead. As true art lies in the eye of the beholder, REACH changes as the viewer continues to move through space, via the escalators. The viewpoint changes with the direction of the escalator as the sculpture appears at eye level from the top floors and later towers overhead as individuals descend, ultimately passing through and underneath the iridescent arms.
The installation of REACH required foresight and care, creativity, partnership, and expertise – and the L3DFX team was ready. The project was a 3D puzzle of grand size and proportion, not only in addition to their extended sizes, but the arms also weighed a great deal – over 1,000 pounds and over 1,700 pounds each! From embedding brackets into the walls to completing the finishing touches, REACH took almost two weeks to fully hoist and unveil.
Today, REACH inspires guests as they study the fluidity between the giant arms and the near gravity-defying spectacle both above – and below – them. It also inspires the question, “How did they hang this?” Only the L3DFX team knows for sure.