Paris gets tres chic with world's largest disco ball

It took artist Michel de Broin 1,000 mirrors to construct the disco ball for his Nuit Blanche project, and spotlights positioned throughout the city to make it sparkle.

Paris disco ball
Click on the above image to see more pictures of conceptual artist Michel de Broin's giant disco ball, which hung above Paris for one night. Emilien Chatelain

Finally, the City of Light lives up to its name, thanks to conceptual artist Michel de Broin's 24-foot disco ball suspended by crane 164 feet above the Jardin du Luxembourg. It's even more impressive in action and up close.

It took de Broin 1,000 mirrors to construct the disco ball for his Nuit Blanche project, and spotlights positioned throughout the city to make it sparkle for one night late last year.

The main purpose of the giant mirror ball--other than having a raging citywide disco throwdown--was to simulate a starry sky normally obscured in urban areas by ambient artificial light. If stars these days look halfway as festive as this, I'm getting the heck out of NYC, pronto.

This story originally appeared on Gizmodo.

 

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