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When the lights go out in your building, I will call you saying, “Are you sleeping yet?”

8 August, 2012 (12:00) | Pittsburgh

On July 4th, 2012, Gulf Tower debuted the new light display on the top of the building.  Many people didn’t realize that the light had indicated the weather since the 1970s, and it was all controlled manually by the receptionist.  There’s a Rick Sebak documentary that highlights it well.  Along with the weather, the new LED lights will be able to be animated for celebrations or any other kind of information.  Here’s what the colors mean now:

 

 

Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_Tower#Lighting

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-city/gulf-tower-beacon-to-rekindle-pittsburgh-skyline-643404/

 

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