on November 23, 2010 / by Downtown Dallas Inc. / in Blog Posts, Clean and Safe, DDI News, Parks and Public Space, Things To Do
Downtown Dallas, Inc. has re-erected a 65‐foot metal sculpted holiday tree at Main Street Garden. It was unveiled last Saturday, during City Lights, the annual kick off to the holiday season in downtown Dallas.
The tree will be up from November 20, 2010 – December 31, 2010. Throughout the holiday season it will be programmed with light shows and other festive programs. Please bring your family and friends.
- Metal tree frame architecture designed by Thomas Balsley the lead designer and landscape architect of Main Street Garden.
- Lighting design by Excitement Technologies and Light Switch, the famed creator of the lights at Millennium Park.
- Stands 65‐feet tall, with a five‐foot rotating illuminant star adorning its crown. It is strung with 10,000 feet of LED lights.
- The largest ornament is 4 feet tall.
- Dine inside the tree! A 500 square foot “room” inside the tree will provide a unique event space and light perspective for those wanting to throw a dazzling dinner party during the holiday season.
- The lights will be programmed to dance and sparkle in custom programmed light shows that will play throughout the holiday season.
- A crane will be used for the final erection of the tree at Main Street Garden beginning November 16. It is too tall to fully build at the Coliseum!
- The Tree’s construction, spearheaded by Downtown Dallas, Inc. was a collective effort of Dallas area businesses, the City of Dallas and members of the Downtown community who wished to contribute to this spectacular icon as a civic venture…making it truly a priceless gift to the city.
- The tree was sculpted and welded by the City of Dallas Park Department welding shop
- The tree’s light design was contributed by LightSwitch, the famed creator of the lights at Millennium Park
- Landscape architect Thomas Balsley designed the tree
- Corgan Media Lab designed the ornaments, and is creating a time‐lapse video of the tree’s construction
- Holly Metal Fabricators donated a significant portion of the metal as well as fabrication labor of the ornaments
- Excitement Technologies Group has donated countless hours of labor, materials, construction management and final production of the tree, in addition to being the master‐minds behind the spectacular light show
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