Chroma Booster

PROJECT OVERVIEW

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Chroma Booster sits at the focal point of the new pedestrian plaza between the El Paso Chihuahuas' baseball stadium and Convention and Music Centers. The 55-foot tall painted steel fountain, which includes mist, water, and light, celebrates the controlled chaos of the industrial infrastructure that both surrounds the site and dots the Texas landscape. The mist, which invites people to be engulfed in its cool, moist air, is in a constant state of flux, sensitive to the slightest changes in wind, temperature, and humidity. User-controlled push-button valves at the base of the sculpture operate a foot-wash, and 3 overhead showerheads allow visitors to douse themselves with a refreshing shower. At night, LEDs on the 12 stainless steel collars and in-ground lights illuminate the stainless steel collars and the wafting clouds of mist. The lights slowly change color and on-the-hour flash and flicker like a lighting storm.

PROJECT LOCATION

Fountain
Plaza
Public Space
Pedestrian plaza between the El Paso Chihuahuas' Triple-A Baseball Stadium and the Convention and Music Centers
Downtown Pedestrian Walkway
1 Ballpark Plaza
El Paso, TX 79901
United States

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PROJECT TEAM

City of El Paso Museums & Cultural Affairs Department
City of El Paso Museums
Cultural Affairs Department Public Art Program
PROJECT DETAILS

Permanent
35,0000
$250,000-$499,999
Percent-for-Art
Kinetic, Sculpture
LED, Light, Metal
2015
2016