Miami Kicks Off 2022 With World’s Tallest Digital Countdown Clock
January 1, 2022
Those welcoming the year 2022 in Miami – which was also the site of the televised Miley Cyrus New Year’s Eve Party – most likely did so in view of the city’s 700’-high Paramount Miami Worldcenter residential tower featuring the world’s tallest and most technologically advanced animation lighting system.
Approximately 16,000 LEDs were engineered to create a spectacular light show where thousands of revelers gathered downtown and at the nearby Miley Cyrus New Year’s Eve Party at the stroke of midnight.
Along with the electronic New Year’s Countdown Clock, the world’s largest animated champagne geyser and the world’s largest digital fireworks display lit up the South Florida skyline during the event.
Moments before midnight, appearing across the Worldcenter’s 100’-high x 300’-wide rooftop crown, revelers witnessed a digital display of a giant 60-second countdown clock. As the clock started counting down the final seconds of the digital display,year, an electronic geyser of champagne bubbles began spewing vertically upward through the building’s center column. At midnight, the LED display showed the numerals “2022,” followed by the words, “Happy New Year.” The building’s lighting system then morphed into a massive virtual fireworks display.
The futuristic Paramount building is the soaring signature skyscraper of the $4-billion, 27-acre Miami Worldcenter. It is, currently the nation’s biggest urban core construction project and America’s second-largest real estate development, which is dubbed as, “The City-within-the-City-of-the-Future.”
Paramount’s lighting system consists of 16,000 LEDs that are embedded in 10,000 panes of high-impact-resistant glass. The $3-million lighting system, which took 12 technicians a total of three years to build, can create a combination of 16.2 million colors.
“The Paramount Miami Worldcenter spectacular New Year’s weekend tower lighting is a shining beacon of cheer and best wishes to all — as a challenging year comes to a close and a new year begins; and with it are the prospects for a brighter future,” says Paramount Miami Worldcenter CEO, Daniel Kodsi.
The tower’s New Year lighting will continue nightly through January 3, 2022.