I'm going to hazard a guess that although the City Lamp is shaped like a traditional lamp, it was named so because it looks like an urban building at night. I mean, don't you think the base looks like lit windows?
Designed by Anna Neklesa, the City Lamp is unique on a number of levels. Most notably, however, is its use of Dragon Pearls, which create the window-like details. These pearls take energy from the main light source and actually glow in the dark. The effect is stunning.