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Second year of Zurich’s horrible christmas light

Second year of Zurich’s horrible christmas light

The new 2005 Christmas lights, called "The World’s Largest Timepiece". Designed by Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler, the decorations replace the previous illuminations that have lit up Zürich Bahnhofstrasse since 1971.

Second year, and I am still finding lightning cold and ridicoulous.

It is made of  275 seven-metre-long tubular bulbs stretches 1.1 kilometres down the middle of the street. Each tube has 32 light points, which turn on and off. While this has been clearly  made by a group of designer, they have less if nothng to do with the spirit of Christmas. By luck, some perpendicular street (Rennweg and others) are way more traditionnal. The only question that remains is how many years, will the city keep them…I hope not 25 years…

What do You prefer? click read more to see both in action

Old from 1971 to 2004New from 2005 to 2xxx??


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