Thursday, December 4, 2014

rat race

Way back in 1976 the Empire State Building began changing colors at night, to honor events or organizations.

This was a bonanza for NYC electricians. 

Hours of labor was required each time to remove hundreds of florescent tube lights and swap-out their plastic sleeves.

That all changed in 2012 when ownership installed a new computer controlled LED lighting system.

Now 16 million colors are on tap at the flip of a dial, instantaneously, and on six different building levels.

The Empire State Re-Building program, 
an energy efficient retrofit of the entire building, 
has exceeded expectations.

It has saved almost $8 million dollars in electrical costs in just the first three years of operation.

last night from 23rd Street

To say nothing of all that union labor.

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