Paralympic Logo to be Hung from London Bridge30 Jun 2011 By IPC
"This proposal will help improve London's global image - not just in 2012 - but for the next 25 years."
Plans are afoot to hang the iconic red, blue and green Paralympic Agitos from London Bridge during the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
The three Agitos will light up the famous landmark once the Paralympics begin in August next year. Designers plan to use LED technology to reduce energy consumption.
Another part of the design will be to swathe the entire bridge in gold, silver or bronze light, depending on the success of British Paralympians.
The project will be funded by the London Mayor, City of London and London 2012 sustainability partners GE (General Electric Company) and the energy company EDF - who have both gained sponsorship recognition for the Paralympic Games.
Stuart Fraser, policy chairman of the City of London said: 'This proposal will help improve London's global image - not just in 2012 - but for the next 25 years.
The planned display will make London 'sparkle with special moments' throughout the Paralympic Games, according to London Mayor Boris Johnson.
The project is still at the planning permission stage, but if it gets the go-ahead, lighting artists Citelum, who have also worked on the Eiffel Tower, the Zheng Yang Men gate in Beijing and the Abbey of Jumieges in France will be tasked with the job.
More than 4,200 athletes from over 150 countries will compete in London next year when the Paralympic Games get underway on 29 August 2012.
So far more than one million people have signed up to tickets for the Paralympic Games which start from £10.
To register for tickets, please visit www.tickets.london2012.com.