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NEW LIGHTS ILLUMINATE THE SPHERE MEMORIAL AND EISENHOWER MALL
Thursday, September 12, 2002
No. 132

NEW LIGHTS ILLUMINATE THE SPHERE MEMORIAL AND EISENHOWER MALL

DATE: Wednesday, September 18th, 2002

TIME: 6:30 – 7:00 P.M.

LOCATION: Eisenhower Mall at the Battery, State Street & Battery Place Manhattan

EVENT & PHOTO-OP: Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe Joins Warrie Price, President of The Battery Conservancy, Lou Rana, Vice President Manhattan Electric Operations from Consolidated Edison, and Charlie Jerabek, President and CEO of OSRAM SYLVANIA, To Turn On the Lights And Showcase the Latest Renovations to The Eisenhower Mall in the Battery. Internationally Acclaimed Jazz Singer Jane Monheit and Senior Minister Forrest Church of All Souls Unitarian Church Will Participate in the Ceremony. “The Sphere”, Sculpture by Fritz Koenig that Was Recovered from the Former World Trade Center Will Also Be Illuminated

DETAILS: The Parks Department, The Battery Conservancy, Consolidated Edison and OSRAM SYLVANIA have joined together to develop a new lighting system in the Battery. This innovative lighting initiative is part of the continuing efforts to revitalize lower Manhattan. Parks worked with The Battery Conservancy, Consolidated Edison and the Downtown Alliance to add 20 ICETRON lamps to the Eisenhower Mall. The selected lighting provides longer life and greater energy efficiency than conventional light sources.

OSRAM SYLVANIA offered new lighting for Fritz Koenig’s, "The Sphere," which was recovered from the granite fountain in the center of the 5-acre World Trade Center Plaza. The lighting at "The Sphere" features ceramic metal halide lamps, which offer superior color rendering and energy efficiency. The sculpture and The Eternal Flame that was lit on Wednesday September 11, 2002 serve as an interim memorial to commemorate the lives of those lost in the World Trade Center attack and in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

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