Who says art needs to stand the test of time? A developer in the nation's capital thinks ephemeral works can draw positive attention to the neighborhoods in which it is building. WTOP reports:
WASHINGTON — Brian Coulter is the most powerful man in Washington. On any given night, he can change the color of the moon with the touch of his finger.
Well, at least the moon that hangs over Nationals Park.
“Sometimes people are at the game and they will call me or text me and say, ‘Hey, can you change the color of the moon?’ It makes them popular with their friends,” said Coulter, a managing partner at The JBG Companies, one of the region’s largest real estate development firms.
The 10-foot-tall, 1,300-pound moon that hangs from a crane above JBG’s 1244 South Capitol St. construction site is the latest addition in the firm’s ongoing effort to incorporate art in its projects.