From a press release:
“As the leaves begin to fall and the temperature begins to drop, CityCenterDC has unveiled a never-before-seen installation, Autumn Forest, over Palmer Alley. Now through the end of October, visitors will enjoy thousands of autumn leaves suspended above the main retail transverse of the neighborhood, creating a warm harvest sky. Unlike the previous Palmer Alley installations (City in Bloom, Dream Closet and Summer Beach Ball) the Autumn Forest has been designed as a horizontal canopy.
As one of the most photographed destinations in Downtown DC, CityCenterDC is always striving to bring creativity, color and joy to Palmer Alley. To celebrate the new season, CityCenterDC contracted with Silver Lining Design Group, a local design firm, to create the fall-inspired art component.
“We are excited to work with CityCenterDC on another vibrant and inspiring addition to Palmer Alley,” said Marielle Shortell, owner of Silver Lining Design Group. After a full week of installation, 5,975 branches and approximately 269,000 festive fall leaves are now seen casted over the corridor.
“We love to see visitors interacting with this public space and photographing the installations, which create an experience like no other in Washington, D.C.,” says Timothy Lowery, general manager of CityCenterDC.
As the fourth large-scale overhead décor installation in Palmer Alley, the Autumn Forest is continuing CityCenterDC’s efforts to create a truly unique and dynamic destination for residents and visitors to enjoy. Following the Autumn Forest installation will be the second annual installment of the Dream Closet in late November.
CityCenterDC invites you to share your photos of the installation on social media. Use hashtag #CCDCFall on Instagram for the chance to win a $350 CityCenterDC gift card. Official rules can be viewed at CityCenterDC.com/events.”