Boston celebrates an illuminated City Hall

At last night’s Boston City Hall lighting celebration, Mayor Walsh told a lively crowd, “I am proud that for the first time in its 48 year history, Boston City Hall is going to shine.” The event celebrated Utile and Lam Partners’ permanent exterior lighting installation, painstakingly designed over the last 15 months to enliven the building and surrounding plaza, enhance the iconic building’s original brutalist form, and increase public safety, all the while concealing the fixtures by integrating them into the building’s architecture. The wide-ranging color schemes projected by the high-efficiency LED fixtures allow the building to communicate back to the people of Boston through the language of light, and represents the first step in making City Hall Plaza the welcoming, loved, civic heart of the city.