Thousands of drones lit up the Big Apple sky in a breathtaking installation — marking the first orchestrated drone flights to dance above Central Park.
The show, organized by Dutch studio DRIFT, soared above the park’s lake in an exploration of the “relationship between humans, nature and technology.”
Thousands of spectators stood in silence and anticipation as the horde of unmanned aircraft soared for the first time in the park’s history.
The performance also marked the largest public artwork project in Central Park since Bulgarian artist Christo Yavacheff and French artist Jeanne-Claude installed 7,503 vinyl “gates” along 23 miles of the park’s pathways.
“Franchise Freedom” was serenely beautiful, like an enormous lava lamp, made with points of lights instead of oozing goop."
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