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Swing Time

Canalside needs these Glow Swings. A Buffalo Rising reader sent me a link to these fascinating swings that are found in a park in Boston. Taking a look at photos and videos, people appear to be enamored by the swings. Each giant hoop is big enough to recline on. But the fun really starts when the swinging commences… at night.


This sort of interactive activity would be a huge draw at Canalside, because they are not just for kids. Rather they are mostly an adult play toy. We have seen what happens when adults are given ice bikes and paddle boats. They act like little kids again. This is the same type of fun-loving contraption, but it’s even easier to use and is completely free.

When the Glow Swings are motionless, they glow white. When they are in motion, the LED lighting transitions to purple. wrote an article on these giant glowing swinging hoops back in 2014. Since that time, they have been all the rage in Boston. The Glow Swings were designed by Eric Howeler and Meejin Yoon of the Boston firm Howeler and Yoon Architecture. Taking a closer look at this architecture firm, they have come up with some pretty spectacular stuff.

Photos: Howeler and Yoon Architecture


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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