Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Two Views of ... The World's Largest Bug Zapper

Today's "Two Views" is of the Giant Bug Zapper that keeps all the bugs away from Millennium Park.

OK. It's not a bug zapper. (Nor is it the "Blue Light Special" Kmart headquarters.) It is the twenty foot tall beehive-shaped beacon on top of the Metropolitan Tower at 310 South Michigan. Its six 1000-watt bulbs light up the night sky. The day view shows two of the four buffalo that are part of the base of the light tower.

5 comments:

B SQUARED said...

I'd still like to think of it as a bug zapper;even with all that "swattage."

Scrumpy said...

Love it at night. In the day, not so sure. (And thanks, I've been wondering what this building was!)

Leif Hagen said...

R U SURE it's not a bug zapper?! The top photo is AWESOME! Regards from EAGAN daily photo

MJ said...

Milwaukee has one of those, too. It's a blue "flame" on top of the old gas company downtown. Supposedly it would change colors depending upon the weather. Excellent view, by the way.

Vogon Poet said...

It has to be a bug zapper! Great catch...