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London's Piccadilly Circus lights switched off

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 00:51

The iconic lights of London's Piccadilly Circus have been switched off as work begins to improve their functionality. The landmark will be transformed into one big screen called 'The Curve'. Jane Witherspoon reports.

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They've lit up Piccadilly Circus for over 100 years but today for the first time since World War Two - the giant billboards were plunged into darkness. The six screens on the walls of buildings around the London junction were switched off to make way for a new single screen dubbed 'The Curve'. The new space will be shared by six advertisers including Coca-Cola which has had its name up in lights there for 62 years. The new screen will be unveiled in the autumn and will display video streams and show weather traffic, and sports updates as well as broadcasting social media feeds.

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London's Piccadilly Circus lights switched off

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 00:51