Just in time for the G20, a colourful lights display similar to the Story Bridge lighting has launched at Brisbane City Hall.

The lights display was switched on last night (Tuesday 11 November). Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the lights will help establish City Hall as an iconic landmark of our ‘new world city’.

“I’m pleased to announced the completion of City Hall’s lighting upgrade and introduce the beginning of captivating light displays,” Cr Quirk said.

“City Hall’s new exterior lighting allows Council to complement one of the city’s best-loved landmarks with major events in Brisbane, such as the Colour Me Brisbane display as part of the G20 cultural program.

“While traditional warm white lights will normally illuminate the building when special displays are not scheduled, City Hall will be able to play a bigger part in celebrations such as lighting of the Christmas tree, Asia Pacific Cities Summit, Christmas Pantomime and New Year’s Eve.”

160 LED lights have been installed on the City Hall exterior, replacing almost 200 halogen and incandescent lights. The Council says the LED lights will reduce the power consumption of the installation by more than 80 per cent.

“The new lighting enhances the unique architecture of City Hall with improved lighting at the front of the iconic building to showcase the exquisite detail of stonework on the upper balconies and facade,” Cr Quirk said.

“The illumination of City Hall along with lighting on the Story Bridge and on Reddacliff Place sculptures enables Council to showcase creative lighting displays more frequently as Brisbane evolves into a 24-hour event city.

“I encourage CBD visitors to visit City Hall in the evenings and see how it brightens up the city nights.”

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