A modern, artistic take on a traditional armillary
Look who checked into our Kimpton Marlowe Hotel courtyard! Meet Celeste, a 25-foot-tall, moving Steampunk-style sculpture that’s made of reclaimed metals, steel and gears. How is that for a grand entrance?
Celeste creates an engaging and interactive experience from the get-go—a modern, artistic and certainly funky take on a traditional armillary sphere. She celebrates the innovation and technology that defines our Kendall Square neighborhood and Cambridge home.
With a dramatic spire pointing towards Boston’s skies, the 6,000-plus-pound sculpture features gears that rotate and move. Celeste also lights up at night, evoking different responses every time you’re in her mighty presence. As an interpretation of the many armillaries scattered throughout our hotel, this memorable piece represents a fusion of art and machine. So grab a courtyard bench, and watch as our beloved Steampunk-fueled celestial friend delights and wows, inspiring thoughts of the past, present and future.