Exterior Lighting – Portico, Bell Tower & Visitors Center

Exterior Lighting Project: Iluminating the Portico, Bell Tower & Pope John Paul II Visitor’s Center
  • Budget: $230,000
  • Completion: 2013
architectural rendering of the portico before
An architectural rendering of the portico before the lighting project.
portico architectural rendering of the basilica after completion
The completed lighting project highlights the architectural detail and beauty of the basilica.

This extensive project was both a historical enhancement and safety precaution.

  • Decorative and highly functional lighting now fills the Portico, emphasizing the texture & details of the beautiful architecture and murals.
  • Two triangular pediments, inside of the Bell Towers and the stained-glass rosette window were also illuminated.
  • Over 103 energy efficient LED lanterns and lights were installed for this project. This project was made possible because of the overwhelming generosity of our donors in recent years.

Basilica Twilight

To Restore and Preserve Our Heritage