World’s tallest tower lights up

BlogTO reports today on the new coloured lighting system for Toronto’s CN Tower, complete with great photos taken during a test run of the system last night. The pictures were posted to the blogTO photo pool on flickr.

The Globe & Mail website also has some pictures.

New Zealanders will be familiar with the effect, which is similar to what’s been used on Auckland’s Sky Tower for several years.

Here in Toronto, where winters can be mighty gloomy, I think the computer-controlled lighting will prove a hit.

The timing is ironic, however, given the current concern over energy consumption [although the lights are energy-efficient LEDs] and a campaign in the city to turn off lights in high-rise office buildings to prevent overnight bird strikes.