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Salesforce Tower Lights Up

May 22nd it’s the tallest public art show ever, 11,000 LEDs plus a fireworks show.
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On May 22, 2018, the public art installation that will top Boston Properties and Hines’ new Salesforce Tower will finally be revealed. Local artist Jim Campbell has created a piece called “Day for Night” – the tallest public art installation in the United States which will forever transform the San Francisco skyline.

Salesforce Tower Light Show Opening Night + Fireworks
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | 8pm*
Salesforce Tower, 415 Mission (btwn First and Fremont), SF
FREE to watch from just about anywhere in SF – for up to 20 miles depending on weather

*According to the SF Gate the start time is between 8pm and 8:15pm (nautical twilight), The Mercury News, says the light show will begin at 9pm (Though Hoodline says 8:48pm) and will play images recorded with cameras placed across San Francisco by day. TimeOut reports that a 15-minute fireworks display will be set off fom the top of the 61-story building at 8pm. NBC also mentions fireworks but no mention of time.

At 1,070 feet, the Salesforce Tower will be the tallest building on the US West Coast. “Day for Night” will be visible for approximately 20 miles around the Bay Area.

The exterior of the top six floors will be softly lit with 11,000 LEDs, together capable of displaying low resolution moving color imagery and will only require the energy equivalent of five toaster ovens.

The content for the light installation will be ever changing. Because the piece is part of the San Francisco Art Commission’s commitment to public art, the installation will never project advertising or messages, but is an exclusive medium for Jim Campbell’s artistry.