Come On, Baby, Light My Tower
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Come On, Baby, Light My Tower

2007_06_28cntower.jpgWe know that you have been enjoying the LED lights on the CN Tower, but so far, they have just been ironing out the kinks. Until now.
Tonight, June 28, there will be an official lighting ceremony. And it wouldn’t be the world’s largest phallic object freestanding structure that we know and love if it didn’t throw a huge bash to celebrate the event.
Starting at 9 p.m. there will be live entertainment and a huge ceremony at the Roundhouse park across from the south side of the CN Tower. This will culminate at 10 p.m. when the CN Tower will give a spectacular light show to show off just how powerful their new LED light system really is.
Afterwards, the CN Tower will settle into its regular lighting, an “architectural illumination” at the top of each hour.
The 1,330 new LED lighting fixtures are about the size of a shoebox and are capable of millions of colours. The lights will illuminate the tower from dusk until 1 a.m. with special thematic lights for holidays. They were also developed with FLAP, the Fatal Light Awareness Program, to make sure that the lights do not cause bird mortality during migration seasons.
Also, in celebration of the new lights, the CN Tower is offering a special Sunset Admission Offer. You can purchase tickets to the top of the CN Tower for a discounted rate of $10 after 8 p.m. from June 28–July 1st.
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