view from Jersey City
lights going up
The lights are projected from the top floor of Battery Parking Garage. The top floor is open to the public for free, though the area immediately around the lights is limited to members of the Audubon Society. The Audubon is there to monitor how many migrating birds get caught in the lights. The lights confuse birds and have to be turned off occasionally to allow the birds to fly off.
7th floor of Battery Parking Garage
Each beam is made of 44 xenon spotlights placed in a square
close up of the lights as they were being turned off
view from Battery Parking Garage, overlooking Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel
view from DUMBO