Westpac Place is a 33 storey commercial building on Kent Street, which is the Australian headquarters for Westpac Bank. The roof features a weather beacon barometer inside an illuminated white glass tower. The eight red, light emitting diode (LED), illuminated bars on the north and south faces represent 990 hPa to 1025 hPa, in 5 hPa increments. As pressure rises or falls, the LED bars ripple in an upward or downward direction to provide real time information on barometric pressure changes. Low pressure usually indicates inclement weather and high pressure usually indcates clear weather. The illumination level of the LED bars and tower is controlled by a roof mounted photosensor, with the brightest levels in the middle of the day, dimming at dusk and reaching the lowest level after dark.
Why do banks always have to look like they got all the money? I mean you never see a bank in some backwoods hut stuck somewhere in the poor end of town.ReplyDelete
sounds very sophisticated and useful thanks for sharing as I learned a bit through your postReplyDelete
Wonderful shot J! Great looking building.ReplyDelete
what a high tech building.ReplyDelete
Quite the posh bank building. Is this where all our money is going?ReplyDelete
Good blog Jim, but how do you tell if it is rising or falling - I find it hard to judge.ReplyDelete
Well there you go ... I never knew that was a barometer.ReplyDelete
Abe & Rnsane, the money these banks have does seem a bit obcene sometimes, especially when they announce their super profits.ReplyDelete
Peter, often there isn't much change in pressure so it's not obvious. On this day, while I was standing around it rose and fell a couple of times.
Clever and exciting!ReplyDelete
Aloha from Honolulu
Alas - Art Deco is nowhere to be found.ReplyDelete
A very good idea and an interesting realization. I'd like to see something like this here!ReplyDelete
That's one cool building. It can tell you when it's about to rain, right?ReplyDelete
zakton, that's pretty much right. Maybe not exactly predict when it will rain but certainly when it's overcast and there's a good chance of rain.ReplyDelete
Grande foto !
Buona serata :)