State Street sings for the holidays

By Lyndsey McKenna

Along State Street between Lake and Van Buren, 18 planters are filled with LED installations that resemble the plumbing tubes from the Super Mario Brothers video game series. The displays light up and are choreographed to music.

The installation called Lightscape was unveiled in November 2011 by Mayor Rahm Emanuel as a special project of the Chicago Loop Alliance, a consortium of local businesses.

Currently, the display is aglow with holiday lights and plays holiday tunes for all to hear.