Shanghai up close

During a recent trip to Shanghai, It was quite impressive to view a nightly process (although, it was kind of eerie the first time I saw it.) At about 10:30 each night, the exterior architectural lights of virtually all of the structures in the city, beit old or new, are simultaneously shut off on Q. THis was most impressive to me, as a lighting designer, as this would be a logistical nightmare at best, especially with some of the older structures and systems. With Shanghai readying itself for the worlds stage for Expo 2010, other major city’s should reflect in the advantages of how such a network might be useful in preserving precious resources. In keeping with what the whole world was supposed to do tonight, this post seemed most appropriate. Too bad I forgot all about it until now!

Night colors of modern Shanghai_

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