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City of El Paso readies Chroma Booster for cold weather

In preparation for the coming winter, the City of El Paso will be winterizing Chroma Booster during the week of October 19. As part of the winterization process, the water feature in this sculpture will be turned off until April after the last freeze. The lights will remain on throughout the winter.

“El Paso has made a significant investment in public art. It is our responsibility to make sure we take care of our pieces and protect certain features from damage that could be caused by winter temperatures,” said Patricia Dalbin, Public Art Program Manager.

Chroma Booster creates an interactive visual and sensory experience in the Pedestrian Pathway between the Judson F. Williams Convention Center and Southwest University Park in Downtown El Paso. A cluster of colored pipes release mist clouds at random intervals during the day. In the evening, LED lighting causes the clouds to glow with vibrant colors.

Users can even interact with the feature. During the warmer months, at the push of a button, water briefly gushes from different water spouts at several locations throughout the sculpture’s perimeter.

The water feature on Chroma Booster will be turned off every winter in order to protect the piece from damaged caused by freezes throughout the season.

Author: City of El Paso

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