Some Philadelphia Fat Cats had the bright idea to whore up City Hall with some French production company's lighting scheme (the colors will change every night until Jan 1st, when City Hall will be restored to its former glory).
The cost of this crapfest? $300,000 or so, though it isn't all coming out of the City's coffers.
I don't like this one bit. I'm a City Hall purist. The building is itself a work of art. Would you project a laser show on the Mona Lisa? I think not.
You can read more about this here and see the rest of the pictures I took in this flickr set.