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Billboards in Piccadilly Circus for the first time in decades off

Billboards in Piccadilly Circus for the first time in decades off

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The world-famous billboards in the square Piccadilly Circus in London, for the first time in decades is off to a months-long renovation.

Monday was a countdown to the moment when the lights would go. At 8.30 am were the displays completely off, reports the BBC.

The iconic lighting in London, who since 1908, continues in any event until the scheduled completion of the renovation in the autumn. All loose screens wprdem substitute for a large screen that not only ads will show, but also, for example, information will be give about the weather.

The turning off of the illuminated billboards is exceptional. Apart from a few special events, such as the death of Winston Churchill and princess Diana, are the boards has been turned off since the Second world War. When were the signs for ten years.

For the displays is now another large banner placed.

Billboards in Piccadilly Circus in London after a few years off for renovations

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