Light show honoring medical workers staged at Tianjin Tower

By Yang Cheng (

Updated: 2021-01-08

[Video by Hou Yudan]

Since last week, a stunning LED light show has been presented on the outside of Tianjin Tower to salute global healthcare workers for their commitment to defeating the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Tianjin Tower is a 415.2-meter-high TV tower built on a platform on a lake.

The light show was designed by a team from the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts and is intended to express best wishes to medical workers worldwide and the hope that the virus will be defeated in 2021.

Together with other exciting activities, the show was supposed to debut at the tower, one of the tallest sightseeing towers in Asia, on New Year’s Eve on Dec 31.

After the news about the light show was released last month, many residents and visitors expressed their desire to view the exhibit and booked tickets.

Unfortunately, due to another outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in nearby Beijing and Hebei province in late December, the administrative committee of the scenic area surrounding Tianjin Tower halted the show. The move was intended to prevent the further spread of the virus.

The tower has recently begun broadcasting the light show online and is encouraging people to appreciate the show on social media instead of at a mass gathering.

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