The world-famous lights at Piccadilly Circus in London will remain switched off for the longest period of time since the Second World War.
Photo by Cynthia Dial
On Monday, this week, the lights on the six billboards went dark as the property company that owns the popular tourist site plans to replace them with a state-of-the-art single digital screen. According to the owner, Land Securities, the approximately 8,500-square-foot screen will be the largest in Europe and will retain the curved shape and patchwork appearance of the current lights.
The lights will go back on in the fall when they will be linked with high-speed Wi-Fi network where it will display the live-stream events from across the globe.
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