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The Magic in San Francisco has happened - now, let’s do it in Lawrence

Bay Bridge photograph

Bay Bridge photograph by Lawrence Morgan

The Bay Bridge (from San Francisco to Oakland) is now lit with 25,000 LED lights!

Here is the Bay Bridge live. The camera is turned on 24 hours a day. At 6:30 pm our time (Pacific Standard Time), the lights are turned on, and they continue until 2 am in the morning. Take a look now:

Eventually they will have to run the lights all night, so that people in other parts of the world - Europe and Africa, for instance, can see them and come up with new ideas for their own country.

Here are more pictures and videos from the Chronicle:

And now ask yourself. Why couldn't a similar project be done in Lawrence! People would come from all around Kansas and neighboring states to see it. The bridge over the river to North Lawrence is not the Bay Bridge, but it has plenty of possibilities, as does downtown and other key areas of Lawrence.

And this doesn't mean just stringing up LED lights. Each project could be planned with specific effects in mind. For example, the Lawrence bridge might include words and sentences from key poems throughout the ages. Because words and sentences would be constantly changing, this would be a tremendous sight.

I also invite you to read my previous blog:

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