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Old September 25th, 2009, 02:46 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Your city's bright lights

Show us your city's bright lights, from illumanated buildings to neon signs. Be sure to show close-ups where it might be more impressive, and if it's possible.
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Old September 25th, 2009, 06:21 AM   #2
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Here's a great view of Dallas as seen from the Trinity River. Unfortunately the "tacky" BoA building isn't lit.

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Old September 26th, 2009, 12:57 AM   #3
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Two Views of Atlanta


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Old September 26th, 2009, 02:38 AM   #4
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Yeah, Atlanta!!!! Looking great!
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Old September 26th, 2009, 04:58 AM   #5
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Here are some from Minneapolis:

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Courtesy: rastanot on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/rastanot/3596524205/

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Courtesy: roscoebags on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/22294672@N06/2148307206/

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Courtesy: InventiveMedia Photography on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/inventi...7594301608351/

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Courtesy: karenmeyere on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/karenhunnicutt/2480114866/

Here are some from St. Paul:

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Courtesy seerich on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/seerich/180406313/

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Courtesy: St. Paul Paul on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/ptrob59/2330851712/

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Courtesy: y entonces on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/estudia...n/photostream/

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Courtesy: Tommy Bear on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/tommybear/2537034149/
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Old September 26th, 2009, 06:36 AM   #6
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Here is a video of the Hunt Oil building in DT Dallas. It changes constantly, but here is how it looked the day before the Cowboys home opener:

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Old October 25th, 2009, 09:02 AM   #7
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Those are some of the coolest shots of Minneapolis I've ever seen!

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Old October 27th, 2009, 05:50 PM   #8
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Indianapolis

Right now our night skyline is changing. A new scheme adorns our third-tallest, a 380-foot tall JW Mariott is not yet topped out, Lucas Oil Stadium is now open, so no shots of these changes could be found in one image.







this one shows the construction of the new JW Mariott


Same Angle, without tower


This one shows the new lighting scheme for the redesigned One Indiana Square
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 07:31 AM   #9
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Miami

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This view of downtown Miami is from the north looking directly south since most are used to the skyline pics from Biscayne bay which is from the east.
The white illuminated building is our performing arts center and to it's left with the neon at the bottom is the American Airlines arena. The building with the upside down "L" in white neon is the 67 story Marquis condo. To the far right all lit up is the Bank of America tower.


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the CBD skyline at dusk with the Port of Miami bridge lit up. The building under construction is the MET 2 office tower which topped out in late August.


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The Brickell Financial district south of the CBD looking northwest with it's mix of condos & office buildings. The Four Seasons tower, the city's tallest is in the middle.


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A shot of the Miami river with the BofA lit up in pink & the building reflecting it is the MET 2 office tower.




another Miami River shot.

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Lightning!


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A wet Brickell Avenue




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Old November 4th, 2009, 12:09 AM   #10
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Why so few lit buildings in this one? Almost looks like a black out, Bob.
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Old November 6th, 2009, 08:45 AM   #11
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Old November 6th, 2009, 05:11 PM   #12
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When I think bright lights in Chicago I think of one building...311 S. Wacker. Sometimes known as the birthday cake building. This 960 ft building is topped with a 105 ft tall Translucent Cylinder lit by 1,852 flourecent tubes.

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Old November 6th, 2009, 06:16 PM   #13
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Bithday Cake building is one of my faves in Chicago
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Old November 6th, 2009, 09:59 PM   #14
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Those are some of the coolest shots of Minneapolis I've ever seen!

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And Dallas looks great as always!
Some of the coolest shots of St. Paul I've ever seen...

And I really want to go to Indianapolis. I read somewhere that there are more monuments there than anywhere in the country outside of DC??? There must always be something to look at in downtown Indy...
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Old November 15th, 2009, 11:21 AM   #15
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more minneapolis:










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Old November 18th, 2009, 01:16 AM   #16
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A few more of Minneapolis. (All photos taken by me)

Downtown from the Plymouth Avenue Bridge:



Mill Ruins Park and the condominiums created out of the former flour mills:



The Hennepin Avenue Bridge. This is the location of the very first permanent bridge to cross the Mississippi River:



The Tyrone Guthrie Theater. Designed by Jean Nouvel. The vertical light bars are actually animated LED marquees, smeared by the time exposure:

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Old November 18th, 2009, 09:05 AM   #17
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nice pics!
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Old November 20th, 2009, 07:25 AM   #18
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Great pictures you guys are sharing. They're kind of fun to dig up. More Milwaukee:

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Old November 20th, 2009, 11:33 PM   #19
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More Indy:



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Old November 22nd, 2009, 01:53 AM   #20
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Minneapolis Institute of Art:
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