Perri Lynch, the artist who created the artwork outside the new Fire Station 21 at Greenwood Avenue North and North 73rd Street, tells us that defective electronics are to blame for the artwork not being lit up yet.
The rock-and-glass artwork was supposed to be completed by the end of last year, shortly after the Defenders of Greenwood moved into their new station, but Lynch and her crew have spent a lot of time troubleshooting electrical problems. She says the electronics need to be replaced.
“My apologies to the community for this delay and thanks very much for your patience,” Lynch told us by email.
Once completed, the glass layers of the artwork will be lit a bluish-green when the firefighters are in residence, and red when they are out on a call.