Trees & Shrubbery

  Lighting Trees & Shrubbery  
Along Central Mall-boardering Promenades and Court of Astronauts
Hamel and Langer
652 First Avenue
New York 16, New York
Clarke and Rapuano, Inc.
830 Third Avenue
New York 22, New York
Hamel & Langer - Luminaires
Simes Co.-Fixture Manufacturer
Hatzel & Buehler-Installation

Source: Operations Manual - New York World's Fair 1964-1965 Corporation

Dramatic night-time illumination of landscaped areas borders the main promenades along the Central Mall. The lighting is accomplished by ground based units partially buried in the earth and hidden from the casual observer by low plantings. These lights create entrancing vistas after dark, creating interesting and delightful visual effects, by producing highlights and shadows in the foliage. The units, specially designed for the Fair, are semi-recessed weather proof uplights, with directional swivel adjustments, drainage provisions, and fused service connections. The light source is a new 275 watt, multi-vapor lamp, which assures best color values for foliage and flowers. 282 units are installed along the main promenades: 36 boarder the Pool of Reflections and 246 are set in areas adjacent to the Fountain of the Fairs. Rated at 275 watts per unit, the connected load is 78 kilowatts.


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