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National Treasure: London's National Theatre

The external lighting for the National Theatre on the south bank of the River Thames in London is a challenge that was never satisfactorily resolved in the theatre's first 25 years. The enormous flat, pale, concrete faces presented by the flytowers of the Olivier and Lyttelton Theatres housed within the building demand lighting to form a beacon drawing visitors from across the river, but somehow, suitable fixtures have never been found either in the original design or subsequent schemes. All

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