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New Autumn Light Show at ICC, HK's Tallest Building

New Autumn Light Show at ICC, HK's Tallest Building

The light-up of The International Commerce Centre.

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The International Commerce Centre has updated the ICC Light and Music Show, an attraction first unveiled this past April, to an autumn version that debuted on October 7.

Guinness World Records has recognized the event as the "largest light and sound show on a single building." The four-minute performance happens twice a day at 7:45 and 9:00 p.m., creating a dazzling display of light on the outside of the ICC building. These illuminations that shift, change shape and flow ever so smoothly are made possible by the 600,000 LED bulbs covering roughly 50,000 square meters of the exterior on the 490-meter-tall, 118-story ICC.

The light show's designer is Hirohito Totsune, a Japanese artist who also worked on the Tokyo Skytree project. The autumn show is based on a story written by Hong Kong elementary students entitled "Hopeful Autumn." During the program, the LED bulbs display images at a rate of 30 per second, producing a virtual fairy tale in an autumnal ambience, with sunlight filtering through tree branches and maple leaves changing color. Other scenes representing the autumn season, when farmers harvest their crops and people prepare for the cold winter head, include a kite flying through the air and a mole poking its head out of a hole in the ground. The show wraps up with the message "Love Hong Kong," with the word "love" represented by a heart symbol.

Cris Fung of Sun Hung Kai Real Estate Agency, the ICC's developer, said the show "fully embodies childlike curiosity and is surprisingly captivating for adults like us. It represents the children, the hope of Hong Kong who will be responsible for the future."

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