A new exterior lighting project for Atascadero City Hall wraps up the final piece of the historic building’s massive rehabilitation following the 2003 San Simeon Earthquake.
The lights were unveiled during the city’s Sept. 11 tribute event.
The new exterior lights highlight the historic rotunda’s dome, each of the four tablatures, the columns on Palma and Lewis avenues, and parts of the upper rotunda. They also provide additional entrance lighting.
“We are quite proud to now be able to showcase our historic and one-of-a-kind City Hall building with our new exterior lighting, which is such a wonderful conclusion to the structure’s massive rehabilitation project,” Mayor Tom O’Malley said in a statement.
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The building was closed for nearly a decade following the quake and reopened in 2013 after undergoing extensive work to make it structurally sound.
The lights are now on a daily schedule to come on at 9 p.m. and turn off at 6 a.m.