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Architectural Record June 2010

June 02 2010 — by Jesse Lilley
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The Architectural Record writes about the illumination of Sands Bethworks:

"No longer in use as a manufacturing facility, Bethlehem Steel Corporation’s Pennsylvania headquarters have become a monument to a bygone era of American industrial prominence. To honor this legacy, UK-based lighting design firm Speirs and Major Associates (SaMA) has crafted a lighting scheme rooted in ideas on manufacturing: LED displays simulate smoldering machinery in a spectrum of gleaming reds and blues. The end effect of this lighting design is at once both eerie and reverent, a duality that seems to capture the very spirit of the disused production complex.



"While the plant is now owned by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, and operated as Sands Casino Resort, SaMA has managed to create a dignifying tribute to the century-old Bethlehem Steel Corporation and its importance in the history of American industry."