If you like your iconic landmarks lit up with multi-colored lights, and you’re going to be in London, you are in luck. The famous Tower Bridge over the River Thames has been outfitted with an elaborate light-show system in preparation for the London Olympics (and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration this coming weekend).
They turned the lights on for the first time Wednesday night. It looks pretty cool. You can see what it looks like in the video on this page (complete with a triumphant music soundtrack). I imagine it looks quite a bit better in person.
The stats for the project are impressive: 1,800 LED light bulbs, 6,562 feet of LED linear lights, 16,404 feet of cable and 1,000 junction boxes. That’s a lot of lighting equipment.
The intention of the project (besides inducing general celebratory feelings) is to brighten the famous bridge and highlight its architectural details. I’d say they succeeded. Though the light show is opening now to celebrate the Olympics, it will stay active for at least 25 years. Long time.
Photo: Stephen J Kennedy via Flickr