26th October 2015
Central Hall Westminster goes blue to mark UN's 70 anniversary
Central Hall Westminster joined a world-wide initiative to mark the 70 year anniversary of the formation of the United Nations (UN) by projecting blue light across the building, 70 years after the inaugural meeting of the UN in the same venue.
Iconic monuments, buildings and landmarks across the world projected blue light across their facades, the official colour of the United
Nations, on ‘UN Day’, 24th October. Central Hall Westminster was the only English landmark to join the global initiative.
Central Hall Westminster was the chosen venue for the very first General Assembly of the newly formed United Nations - a time that saw the appointment of the first Secretary General, along with the creation of the Security Council and the International Court of Justice. 51 member countries sent delegations and Prime Minister Clement Attlee welcomed the UN to ‘this ancient home of liberty and order’.
Central Hall’s in-house production solutions company White Light provided all the UN-coloured lighting equipment for the celebrations.
World famous landmarks from Australia’s Sydney Opera House to the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, from the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro to the Empire State Building in New York, will be lit blue. Other participants include Russia’s Hermitage Museum, the ancient city of Petra in Jordan, the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy and the Alhambra in Spain, among many others.
See a list of all participating landmark buildings, click here