Thursday, October 31, 2013

A beacon atop One World Trade Center



From his perch in the East Village, Bobby Williams noticed the revolving spotlight atop One World Trade Center...



I hadn't noticed this lighthouse effect before...? Have you?

A company in Omaha produced the lights. Per this article in the Omaha World-Herald:

The twin beams will revolve horizontally, like a beacon from a lighthouse, 1,776 feet above the city, the company said. They are intended to symbolize resilience, democracy and freedom by illuminating the skies above where the World Trade Center's twin towers were destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001.

5 comments:

John said...

It's Voldemort's wand

Anonymous said...

Wait. This is going to be a constant thing? Oh, god. Guarantee pilots won't really like it (plane and helicopter alike) and won't it mess with migrating birds? Resilience my ass. People suck.

Gojira said...

"Resilience, democracy and freedom"? Yet more tortuous twaddle from an already-supposedly-symbolic 1,776 foot toothpick.

Dave - everywhere said...

I think it's kind of cool. Like a beacon for the ghosts of those lost on 9/11 for whom no remains were ever found.

Goggla said...

It's the Eye of Sauron!