Regions Center lights up Birmingham in preparation

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Todd Hornsby/Filament Artists
May 30, 2012
PGA TOUR staff

Through Sunday, June 10, the Regions Center building in downtown Birmingham, Ala., at 1900 Fifth Avenue North will be lit up at night with the image of a golfer, in preparation for the upcoming Regions Tradition from June 6-10.

The Regions Center will be lit each night from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. and again from 4 a.m. to 6 a.m. Watch it light up here.

The lighting display, which is visible on the skyline from well outside the city, encompasses more than 1,100 lights on the east and west side of the building. It can be altered to make a variety of designs, such as the golfer. Each window on the east and west side of the building includes a four-foot long vision glass window with a florescent light bulb. To display color in the window, a sleeve is placed over the light bulb, or the bulb is removed to achieve the color black. Using a schematic drawing for the display, Regions worked with property engineers to change the sleeves throughout the building. This process required four engineers and more than 120 hours of labor to complete. In the end, the display reaches 20 stories, from the ninth to the 29th floors.

The second major championship of the Champions Tour season will be contested at Shoal Creek near Birmingham. The Regions Tradition benefits Children's of Alabama as the tournament's primary beneficiary and community organizations throughout the state. More information is available at the tournament website, www.RegionsTradition.com.

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