5 Glorious (and Evergreen) Pictures of SF’s Sutro Tower Lasers

It’s been over a week since Sutro Tower San Francisco basically beamed like a UFO calling card.

San Francisco’s on a roll with public light artwork installations. In less than a month, Illuminate — the nonprofit entity behind a roster of well-known LED and laser installations; it’s the same nonprofit behind the Bay Lights, which shuttered in March until funds can be met to update and upgrade the piece — has utilized lasers in spectacular fashions across the seven-by-seven.

Collectively called “Summer of Awe,” the first act of the four-installment project featured lasers representing the colors of the rainbow, aptly called “Welcome,” shining down Market Street for SF Pride; this past weekend saw Coit Tower beamed like a multi-hued lantern — the “Candle”; and earlier this month, perhaps the most awe-inspiring of the trilogy debuted at Sutro Towers, honoring the massive satellite tower’s 50th birthday titled “loveAbove. (“Window,” which is expected to show from July 27th through July 29th will shoot laser cannons from atop the roof of the Fairmont Hotel in Nob Hill directly into the chapel’s Rose Window.)

Social media was rich with truly jaw-dropping pictures of the installation during its run from July 4th and 8th. And though we kind of, sort of, actually full-stop forgot to write a piece highlighting the installation, the pictures of it live on in evergreen beauty on the interwebs.

Here are our five favorite pictures of San Francisco’s Sutro Tower lasers that we still revisit/have bookmarked across Twitter and Instagram.

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