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View Poll Results: Which city has the best night skyline in the south?
Atlanta 69 26.54%
Austin 3 1.15%
Charlotte 30 11.54%
Dallas 68 26.15%
Houston 21 8.08%
Miami 51 19.62%
New Orleans 10 3.85%
Other 8 3.08%
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Old October 20th, 2011, 01:18 AM   #241
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I liked Atlanta at first, but I am slowly changing my mind after I saw this re-lighting of chase tower in Dallas.



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That does look nice, but it's still just one building. Now if a couple of other were similarly lit, then that might change things for me.
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Old October 20th, 2011, 05:58 AM   #242
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Here's the Dallas Omni testing the LED facade.

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Old October 20th, 2011, 12:09 PM   #243
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When they get to lighting up Miami, it's gonna be beyond amazing!
Yes! A lot of these lights weren't even on yet when this thread was started. The really bright one in the middle of the photo below just recently got turned on along with its twin that you can't see that's lighting up the whole surface of the other building that you can see, and a lot more is coming in this decade.

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Here's a close-up with a better view of the top of the Southeast Financial Center where I think they really ought to light that inverted triangle.
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Old October 20th, 2011, 12:24 PM   #244
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That does look nice, but it's still just one building. Now if a couple of other were similarly lit, then that might change things for me.
Here's another angle of that building. I think it would be great if they did something like that with the Southeast Financial Center below or a "Y" shape going down the length of the building with an inverted triangle at top. They could even do it in simple green lines like the Bank of America Plaza in Dallas. Maybe when the economy improves.

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Old March 5th, 2012, 05:39 AM   #245
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Old March 5th, 2012, 04:37 PM   #246
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Nice night shot of the "Queen City"!!
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Old September 15th, 2012, 05:07 PM   #247
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What about Louisville??
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Old September 24th, 2012, 05:51 AM   #248
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Not a new tower in the night skyline, but a new way of looking at it! It's absolutely mesmerizing!

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Miami Tower changes colors instantly with new LED lights
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EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF
A new LED lighting system on the Miami Tower at 100 SE 2nd St. in downtown Miami lets the building change colors quickly and display multiple, changing patterns on the building. Already Miami’s most distinctive skyscraper, the Miami Tower can now illuminate the night with a rainbow-colored lightshow.
All it takes is a few seconds on a smartphone to switch the 47-story tower from looking like a virtual American flag to a rippling whirlpool in varying shades of turquoise and green, or a dynamic sunrise of red, orange and yellow. The color changes can spread from the center of the building out like a starburst or float vertically across like a wave crashing on the shore.

The dramatic new statement on the downtown skyline is the result of a $1.5 million, state-of-the-art LED lighting system that has been installed on the tower’s exterior during the last nine months. It’s believed to be the biggest installation of LED lights on a building exterior anywhere in the U.S. The Empire State Building is finishing a similar upgrade, but only on a small portion of the building.
“We want to reinforce the tower’s position as the premier building in the Miami skyline,” said Tom Matese, general manager of the building. “It can be an evolving piece of art on the Miami skyline. The possibilities are really endless. It’s all about what your mind can create.”

The Miami Tower, designed by architect I.M. Pei and built in 1987 as the CenTrust Tower (named for the defunct savings and loan), has always had the capability of lighting the sky in a static presentation. That notoriety made it a signature shot in the old Miami Vice television show, as well as movies like the James Bond flick Casino Royale and almost every television shot of the Miami skyline. Usually the building was bathed in one of a handful of solid colors or basic combinations like red, white and blue for July 4th. Because the previous changing system was slow and labor intensive, colors rarely changed more than about once a month.

This takes the presentation to a new level — and is better for the environment. The new lights reduce energy usage by 92 percent, saving $260,000 a year and reducing CO2 emissions by more than 1.2 million . The installation replaced 382 1,000-watt lights with 216 lights that average 180 watts per fixture.
“The technology was old and very expensive to operate, but we didn’t want to eliminate the lighting because it’s such an iconic building on the Miami skyline,” said Ty Spearing, managing director at LaSalle Investment Management, the building’s Chicago-based owner. “We needed to bring the lighting into the current century.”
Gone are the days when someone had to manually change the colored gels on each of the 382 lights. That took 12 man hours of work and involved visiting the rooftops of neighboring skyscrapers. The cost savings in time, gels and leases on other buildings amounts to an additional $130,000 a year.

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Old September 24th, 2012, 06:48 AM   #249
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Old September 24th, 2012, 04:07 PM   #250
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The thing is amazing now! It's practically a 600-foot kaleidoscope.

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Old September 24th, 2012, 10:53 PM   #251
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that building has always looked good at night, looks even better!
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Old September 26th, 2012, 04:15 AM   #252
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MIAMI could do better, but we are getting there. I like the fact our streets and Highways have lights in them. I used to live in Raleigh, NC and I used to hate how dark driving at night in the Triangle can get...always scared of hitting a deer or someone.

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Old October 7th, 2012, 05:24 AM   #253
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1,ATLANTA 2,DALLAS 3,CHARLOTTE
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I think I voted Atlanta and having been to Dallas, Houston, ATL, and MIA in person.... I can say CLT kicks the tar out of all the cities this month with Hearst Tower (the 3rd tallest building that gets bigger at the top) and Carillon tower lit up Pink, Duke Energy (the building with the handle) lit up in American flag colors and tonight Lime Green) and Hyatt (former hotel Sierra... Is it Hyatt?) has the blue logo lit up on top of the LRT Epicenter station glowing is unmatched!


I wish Hearst would always stay pink!!!!

Other than that, I think ATL and MIA are sleek
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Old October 12th, 2012, 05:30 AM   #257
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I think I voted Atlanta and having been to Dallas, Houston, ATL, and MIA in person.... I can say CLT kicks the tar out of all the cities this month with Hearst Tower (the 3rd tallest building that gets bigger at the top) and Carillon tower lit up Pink, Duke Energy (the building with the handle) lit up in American flag colors and tonight Lime Green) and Hyatt (former hotel Sierra... Is it Hyatt?) has the blue logo lit up on top of the LRT Epicenter station glowing is unmatched!


I wish Hearst would always stay pink!!!!

Other than that, I think ATL and MIA are sleek
Nah, I think what this tower does now beats that!

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^ I dunno, Hearst in pink looks very elegant and stately. That building, like Charlottes tallest tower when lit up blue, looks fun, chic, eclectic.
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I'm on my iPhone, so I can't really search pictures effectively nor post any, so I'd be curious if anyone could post Hearst lit up pink.
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Old October 12th, 2012, 05:55 AM   #260
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^ I dunno, Hearst in pink looks very elegant and stately. That building, like Charlottes tallest tower when lit up blue, looks fun, chic, eclectic.
That's probably for Breast Cancer Awareness month. You should get pictures. I'd like to see it. That's why I took up photography myself, so that I could get the shots that I wanted to see for myself.

What used to take hours of manual labor to achieve this building can now do in a few seconds.

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