Monday, October 10, 2005

Chrysler Building fun fact

The distinctive recessed lighting that's featured in the lobby of the Chrysler Building -- and which anticipated the popular lighting technique aimed at minimizing computer glare and eye strain in offices everywhere today -- uses neon, not fluorescent bulbs. The iconic skyscraper opened in 1930, and the first practical and viable fluorescent lamp didn't arrive until 1938.

[Photo from Flickr]

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