Submitted by ub on Sat, 05/16/2015 - 17:09

A member of NY City Council wants to turn off all office skyscrapers lights at night seeking to reduce costs and help migratory birds. Maybe New Yorkers can more easily see the stars in the sky as they walk through its streets.

Energy conservation is what Councilman Donovan Richards Jr. says is common sense. He claims the majority of residents like the idea, according to a Quinnipiac University poll conducted 969 registered voters, that focuses pollution by light, but some residents fear that less light means an unsafe city and removes NYC trademark.

City Images believes that lights are at the heart of NYC, The City that never sleeps with light and noise.

The proposal is aimed at commercial buildings of at least 20 stories high, and requires lights out after midnight if no one inside.

Times Square: exceptions to iconic buildings like the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building, as well as one of the biggest tourist attractions night could be made. The City of Light has an obligation for its commercial and office buildings to turn off their lights at night during the past two years. Paris could, he thought, New York as well. We could be the world leader in conservation?

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