Abstract Christmas tree electrifies Brussels with spellbinding light show

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An enormous abstract Christmas tree has been unveiled at the center of Brussels, though some are displeased with the city’s modern take on holiday tradition. Created by French collective 1024 Architecture, the “Abies Electronicus” is an 82-foot steel-ribbed installation that replaces the real pine tree typically on display at the city’s central square. Every night, the structure comes to life with a light and sound show, replete with shimmering lights, glowing cubes, and a mix of both holiday and industrial music. And unlike traditional trees, visitors can actually climb to the top of the Abies Electronicus for a panoramic view of the city. (See it in action in the below video, taken from a 2010 holiday fair in the French village of…

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