Austin's skyline will be noticeably darker from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm as the city participates in Earth Hour, an annual event held across the globe to raise awareness about energy conservation and climate change.
Mayor Lee Leffingwell held a press conference yesterday to announce the list of buildings that will be going dark tonight (security lights excluded):
- Austin City Hall (301 W. 2nd St.)
- One Texas Center (505 Barton Springs Road)
- Town Lake Center
- Municipal Court (700 East 7th St.)
- Municipal Building
- Faulk Library (800 Guadalupe St.)
- Waller Creek Plaza
- San Jacinto Center (98 San Jacinto Blvd.)
- One American Center (600 Congress Ave.)
- Frost Bank Tower (401 Congress Ave.)
- 111 Congress Building
- 300 W. 6th Street Building
- The Driskill Hotel (604 Brazos St.)
- 816 Congress Ave.
- 301 Congress Ave.
- 100 Congress Ave.
- Austin Centre Building (701 Brazos St.)
- Hilton Austin (500 East 4th St.)
- Sheraton Austin Hotel (701 East 11th St.)
- 823 Congress Ave.
- The Texas Capitol
- Tower at The University of Texas at Austin
- Doubletree Suites by Hilton (303 W. 15th Street)
- All University of Texas Athletic Facilities (Except Disch-Falk Field)
Austinites can also participate in the Earth Hour by turning off their own lights and powering down computers and electronics.