Update (2/9): The entire beacon fixture has been replaced. See this story for details.
The rotating spotlight on top of the 64-story Williams Tower in the Galleria area has been back on for a few weeks, following an autumnal hiatus.
According to a representative of the tower’s property management office, the beam stayed dark during difficulties finding the correct kind of bulb for the fixture. A reader sent a report this week from a bedroom window overlooking the Galleria area:
“The top of the building has been enclosed in scaffolding for several months, and the light has been dark. It seems much brighter this time, and perhaps aimed a bit lower.”
Various tower-gazers noted the beacon getting back to work as early as Christmas.
- Previously on Swamplot: Getting to the Bottom of the Williams Tower; Your Secret Cat Code Has Been Cracked, Mr. Johnson
Photo: Russell Hancock via Swamplot Flickr Pool