LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Santa Monica Pier Ferris wheel, LAX pylons and Los Angeles City Hall were among the iconic structures around the world that went dark for 60 minutes Saturday night in observance of the World Wildlife Fund’s annual Earth Hour call for energy conservation.
Many L.A. landmarks went dark for an hour at 8:30 p.m., including the architectural lighting on bridges at the Port of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Convention Center and structures at UCLA and USC.
In Santa Monica, the solar-powered Ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier faded to black, with the exception of wheel-rim safety lighting.
Among the worldwide landmarks that are also set to go dark for the event, at 8:30 local time in each time zone, are the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament in London and the Acropolis in Greece.
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