Mayor Walsh unveils City Hall's exterior lights
DOWNTOWN - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today unveiled Boston City Hall's architectural exterior lighting installation, a permanent fixture to highlight and enhance the building's original design while livening up City Hall plaza and increasing public safety. The unveiling was made during this year's final Beer Garden on the Bricks event, themed "Light Bright Beer Garden."
"I am proud that for the first time in its 48 year history, Boston City Hall is going to shine," said Mayor Walsh. "This state of the art lighting system will help make City Hall the civic heart of our city by livening up the plaza, while make the area safer and connecting us to Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. Bringing new light to City Hall is symbolic of a more responsive vision here at City Hall, one that is meant to be engaging, inspiring, and serve as a beacon of the city and our values."
New high-efficiency LED fixtures have replaced the original exterior recessed lighting fixtures to illuminate the lower levels and highlight the entrances. The new fixtures wash the building in a warm white light, and also have the capability of projecting a wide-range of color options which will allow the City to light the building to acknowledge a variety of civic and celebratory events.
As part of tonight's unveiling, Mayor Walsh lit City Hall blue to serve as a reflection of the police officers injured in East Boston and pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Across the city, these lights were joined in being lit pink by those on the Zakim Bridge; the TD Garden; the Prudential Center; the Rose Kennedy Greenway; Atlantic Wharf and Rowes Wharf; the Dorchester gas tank; UMass Boston, the Bolling Building in Dudley Square; the Fallon Building on the South Boston waterfront; and Government Center T Station.