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SWAY'D Pre-Show 2

Enjoy a virtual walk through a no-longer empty lot in downtown Salt Lake City, transformed by Daniel Lyman, University of Utah architecture student. With his design called “Sway’d”, for its energetic elements, Lyman won a competition called “Fluid Adagio,” which aims to fill vacant lots with something inviting and unexpected, beyond typical landscaping. The temporary installation–which will stand for 18 months until construction begins on a new dance center–is open to the public west of the Capitol Theater at 50 W. 200 South. When you’ve taken the virtual tour below from concept to fruition, get downtown and experience it in person. You can read more about the project in the Salt Lake Tribune.  (Photo credits:  Libby Lyman)

Experiential rendering by Daniel Lyman.

Moly-filled nylon rods are strong, but flexible.

Nine foot rods are spaced 2-1/2 feet apart.

Rods are anchored in concrete footings.

Finished layout.

Opening night visitors explore a different kind of forest.

Evening lights play on the rods' surface.

A new view in a 'vacant' city lot.

Please do touch the art...