Residents will receive sunlight this winter for the first time thanks to recently installed giant mirrors that will illuminate the town square, providing an oasis of light amidst darkness.
These German-made mirrors are computer controlled to follow the sun so that maximum sunlight is focused to the town square. The mirror system cost about $830,000 and the mirrors themselves and have a total surface area of roughly 538 square feet.
I guess it will remain to be seen if this helps cheer up the local population and attract some visitors to the city.
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