We’ve all put up some sparkly lights for a special occasion.Â Whether it’s some festive decoration for Christmas or the giant neon Boris face we attached to the side of Boriswatch HQ after his election win in 2008, nothing says ‘celebration’ more than a wanton misuse of electricity.
And now, London is getting in on the act.Â Boris has announced that a planning application is about to be made to attach giant illuminated Olympic rings to Tower Bridge for the duration of the Games next year. The rings will be funded through a deal between the Mayor, City of London and London 2012 sustainability partners GE and EDF – who have both gained sponsorship recognition for the Games.
Stuart Fraser, policy chairman of the City of London bridge owner, said: “This proposal will help improve London’s global image – not just in 2012 – but for the next 25 years.”
There are also plans to bathe the famous monument in gold, silver or bronze light depending on specific British medal successes during the 2012 Games, allowing the city, as Bozza says, to ‘sparkle with special moments’…