Downtown Binghamton is returning to normal following two nights of big crowds who viewed an array of projected features in the LUMA Festival.

Thousands of people watched the images displayed on several buildings, including City Hall and the historic Carnegie Library on Friday and Saturday nights.

Sections of many center city streets were closed for a couple of days ahead of the festival while equipment was projection and sound equipment was set up.

Paper coverings remained in place at the City National Bank building at 49 Court Street on September 13, 2021. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Once the festival concluded early Sunday morning, it was time to remove all the gear and tear down the special coverings that had been placed on the buildings.

Large sheets of white paper that hid windows on some of downtown's historic buildings were being removed on Monday.

The first LUMA Festival was held in August 2015. It's become an annual event, although it did not take place last year because of the Covid pandemic.

"Cheerful Nightmares" by Maxin10sity was projected onto the landmark First National Bank building on September 11, 2021. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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