Downtown Orlando’s art scene is continuing to shine. On January 28, Mayor Buddy Dyer, City Commissioners Regina I. Hill and Robert F. Stuart and the City of Orlando Public Art Advisory lit the iconic ORLANDO sculpture at the Orlando Citrus Bowl for the first time.
The ORLANDO sign once crowned the scoreboard at the Orlando Citrus Bowl where it was seen by hundreds of thousands of stadium visitors through the years. Prior to demolition of the stadium one year ago, each of the seven individual letters were salvaged and transformed into the new 54-foot iconic ORLANDO sculpture.
The new sculpture features more than 100 color-changing LED lights that have been retrofitted into each letter. Symbolizing the reinvention of the stadium, the sculpture is located at the base of the monumental stairs at the northeast corner of the Orlando Citrus Bowl.
We wanted to create an iconic entrance feature to the new Orlando Citrus Bowl. This sculpture welcomes visitors to Orlando and the new Orlando Citrus Bowl,” Mayor Dyer said.
The sculpture adds to Downtown Orlando’s art scene, which includes 20 art galleries, eight See Art Orlando sculptures and the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
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