The City of Tampa held a lighting ceremony for its latest project of the Lights on Tampa initiative entitled Agua Luces. On August 10, 2012, Mayor Buckhorn was on hand at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park to “push the red button” which illuminated five bridges in downtown Tampa. Tracey Dear of Chicago-based Dear Productions designed the illumination project, sourcing over 100 LED ILUMINARC exterior lighting solutions. Additionally, the city is gearing up for the Republic National Convention, held this August 27 – 30, 2012.
“We are going to make Tampa proud and we are going to shine,” said Mayor Buckhorn, addressing the crowd during the lighting ceremony. “Ladies and gentlemen, these lights are going to light the path to Tampa, Florida, for the world. We’re going to shine like we’ve never shined before. We’re going to tell Tampa’s story like it’s never been told before. Tampa, Florida, these lights are for you. Forever.”