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Old 05-18-2015, 12:21 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Yup. La Défense.

(In response to MX City visiting's pic post)

 
Old 05-18-2015, 07:07 PM
 
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My condo in brooklyn use to have a huge beacon that lit up at night... looked cool if you lived across the river in Manhattan.
We were sick of paying sky high electricity bill, so the board decided to turn it off

Maybe they should switch to LED/CFL lights.
I was wondering why they turned off that beacon, it helped the Brooklyn skyline out a bit. Perhaps you can coerce them to turn it on for certain holidays and weekends. The skyline is like the city's biggest attraction and it would be a shame to see it darkened. Unnecessarily office lights should be turned off, but LED decorative illumination should be encouraged.
 
Old 05-18-2015, 10:54 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Useless, majority of the light pollution is caused by uncovered Street lamps. All it needs is a dome cover to project the light downwards instead of up and use non-reflective street asphalt.

When Storm Sandy hits and knocked out of power in the city for a brief period. The next night I couldn't see any lights from NYC and it was darker than normal. But, I still could not see a very brightly star lit sky.

There were some planets and stars that were brighter than I've ever seen in the NYC night sky but not dark enough.
 
Old 05-19-2015, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Useless, majority of the light pollution is caused by uncovered Street lamps. All it needs is a dome cover to project the light downwards instead of up and use non-reflective street asphalt.

When Storm Sandy hits and knocked out of power in the city for a brief period. The next night I couldn't see any lights from NYC and it was darker than normal. But, I still could not see a very brightly star lit sky.

There were some planets and stars that were brighter than I've ever seen in the NYC night sky but not dark enough.
One must consider all the light pollution contributions of NJ, Connecticut, Long Island. Indeed, with Sandy, not even the Upper East Side remained fully lit. I believe less than 10% of the NYC population lost power as of next morning and Manhattan power was out only South of 23rd St. So that's still a lot of light pollution.

When the Eastern seaboard went dark with the grid failure, the evening sky was gorgeous, at least til they got power back at 10PM.

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