Lindbergh Beacon Atop L.A. City Hall Shows The Way
The Lindbergh beacon, the revolving light atop City Hall that was turned on for the first time by President Calvin Coolidge in 1928, was lighted again Wednesday night in time for Christmas…
…The beacon will remain on through Jan. 5 to mark the 12 days of Christmas “and to signify that L.A. is a beacon of tolerance of the world’s peoples, cultures and faiths,” Garcetti wrote on his Facebook page.
After Charles Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic in 1927, receiving a bushel of gifts, the aviator suggested to civic leaders in Los Angeles that they contribute to the advancement of aviation rather than give him more presents.
The city decided to place the 1,000-watt light on the new City Hall to help pilots identify Los Angeles and also mark the 27-story building as a potential hazard to them.