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Traffic Light Tree gets green light for new Canary Wharf home

Posted at 8:00 am, January 24, 2014 in Fun London, News
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Where’s the big traffic light tree gone? You know the one – slightly resembles a Christmas tree. No? The one that won a competition by the Public Art Commissions Agency and has been in Canary Wharf since 1998? Still no? Well, now’s the time to check it out. After being uprooted from Westferry in 2011, Pierre Vivant’s iconic traffic light tree has now found a new home at the Trafalgar Way roundabout in Canary Wharf. The mayor of Tower Hamlets Lutfur Rahman has given the green light for us all to go and see the sculpture after the big switch-on last Monday at its new home. With 75 sets of lights on the go, it’s worth a look just to see the confusion on drivers’ faces when they approach the 8ft-tall mass of conflicting reds, ambers and greens. Just don’t try and use it for traffic directions.

Have you seen the neon light installation in Walthamstow?

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