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christmaslights.jpg"The World Largest Timepiece" currently decorates the Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich, Switzerland, as the winner of an international competition organized about two years ago. 275 tubes, each 7 meter long, float in the middle of the impressive shopping street, subtly highlighting its almost straight curvature.
custom-made 'Xmas Generator' software system controls the dynamic lighting effects, depending on both visitor frequency within the street & the vicinity of public holidays over time: at the beginning of the Advent season, a gentle, calm light, resembling clouds drifting by, prevails. in contrast, on New Year’s Eve, the band of light will emit sparks of light, almost like a fireworks display. [bahnhofstrasse-zuerich.ch & riesenmaschine.de|via we-make-money-not-art.com]