France Turns Off Eiffel Tower Lights to Save Energy
The lights of the Eiffel Tower in the popular French city of Paris were turned off 1 hour and 15 minutes early as part of the municipality’s energy saving steps.
In order to make the transition to energy saving effective in France and to raise awareness on this issue, decisions were taken to turn off the lights of certain touristic and historical buildings before their normal time. In this context, the Eiffel Tower, which has become the symbol of the capital, was dimmed 1 hour and 15 minutes earlier.
The lights surrounding the Eiffel Tower are normally turned off at 01.00 local time every day.
The lights of municipal buildings, municipal museums and the 52-meter-tall Saint-Jacques Tower in all districts of the French capital Paris were also turned off at 22.00 local time. On September 13, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo announced on Twitter the new decisions taken by the municipality within the scope of energy saving, and stated that the lights of the Eiffel Tower as well as the municipal buildings will be turned off early as of September 23.
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