Sunday, January 27, 2013

Eat Your Heart Out, Empire State Building

As I've said before, we're big fans of the Empire State Building's increasingly elaborate light show. I'm always visiting the building's website to check the lighting scheme for the night (they seemingly chose Rastafarian colors for MLK Day, which may have been offensive — not entirely sure).

The lights have even been synchronized to music, such as Alicia Keys' "Girl on Fire," as you can see in this video.



But watch out, Empire State Building. You have some new competition.

Photo courtesy of San Francisco Travel Association

Starting in March, the Bay Bridge will be transformed into the world's largest light sculpture. Artist Leo Villareal has designed a project that will string 25,000 LEDs along 1.8 miles of the span.

This is a rendering of what it could look like.



It's not clear if the project will include a dope Alicia Keys soundtrack, but it does look awesome.

The light show is supposed to last two years, but I have to think it's the kind of thing that will become permanent.

After all, the Eiffel Tower was supposed to be torn down in 1909.