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The Atlantic's City Lab remembers the nostalgic Westinghouse light show

The Atlantic’s City Lab recently reflected on the nostalgia of the light show that once stood atop the Westinghouse Electric Supply Company Warehouse on the North Shore. 

“Westinghouse computer systems already run ships and steel mills, power plants, utility networks, and mass transit systems. So, why not a sign—here in Pittsburgh—to dramatize the role Pittsburgh plays in today's new technologies?" bragged a company press release about the sign.

This week, somebody who saw the sign as a child, created a replica of the flashing Westinghouse light show and shared it on YouTube. A company also produces tiny replicas of the sign

Paul Rand created the logo that danced above the Allegheny River for 30 years, a circular emblem made to look like an electrical outlet as well as a ‘W’ for Westinghouse. The sign was erected in June 1967 and the warehouse was demolished in 1998 to make room for PNC Park.
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