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Despite Rain, L.A. Live Continues Holiday Prep

By Eric Richardson
Published: Wednesday, November 26, 2008, at 01:31PM
Christmas Prep at L.A. Live Eric Richardson [Flickr]

Workers install the L.A. Live "tree" in the center of Nokia Plaza.

With a much-hyped holiday light show set to kick off on December 4, one better believe that a little rain won't be enough to disrupt L.A. Live's preparations. Despite the wet weather, crews were out in force on Nokia Plaza at midday today, installing the 52-foot "tree" that will center the facility's "Light of the Angels" multimedia show.

The tree, which weighs in at 37,500 pounds, features 11,000 lights on a silver metal frame. The lights are made up of LEDs housed in a light-diffusing spherical casing, connected in strings. Each sphere acts as an individually controllable "pixel," allowing complex light effects to be programmed across the tree.

The tree isn't the only feature still getting heavy work. Around the plaza today, workers positioned a myriad of poinsettias to add Christmas spirit to the plaza space. Large metal letters spelling out "Nokia Plaza" were positioned on the ground awaiting their turn to get hoisted onto the wall above.

Performances for the seven-minute "Light of the Angels" show will run nightly December 4 - 31, and will be offered on the hour at 7, 8, 9 and 10pm.

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