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Old December 18th, 2004, 09:59 PM   #1
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Best Lit Skyscraper-Discussions

Bank of America Tower in Miami is one of my favorites.. It's designed by I.M. Pei (who designed the pryamid entrance in front of the Louvre) and was first known as the Centrust Tower..

Just wanted to post some pics cause maybe not so many people know about it..



If you like it nominate it in the Best Lit Skyscraper thread..




Petronas Towers and the Empire State are awesome too. So is the Chrysler building. And almost all of Hong Kongs buildings are awesome..
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Old December 18th, 2004, 10:03 PM   #2
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I found it hard to choose between the ESB and Chrysler, but eventually went with Chrysler.
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Old December 18th, 2004, 10:09 PM   #3
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I think ESB is way better than Chrysler. Also, I might change my nominations: I had forgot the Bank of China buildings new light scheme and I had never heard of or seen the Centre in Hong Kong before..
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Old December 18th, 2004, 10:33 PM   #4
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I had a thread about the lighting scenes on The Centre and Cheung Kong. Here are some samples from the thread .











































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Old December 18th, 2004, 10:54 PM   #5
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^ The Centre really is spectacular ... I just love that "cascading" effect of the light.
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Old December 19th, 2004, 07:27 PM   #6
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Capital Tower is unique and stands out well in Singapore not just because it is tall, but because it employs gradually changing colours to its lantern at night. One of highlights here IMO.











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Old December 19th, 2004, 08:09 PM   #7
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I think ESB is tops, BOA Miami is real nice too, but I love the Woolworth building all lit up too:





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Old December 19th, 2004, 10:19 PM   #8
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Man guys keep the pics coming. I didn't know so many buildings were lit up and so diverse and different too!! It makes sense too: I think every skyscraper should be lit up. It's a shame Toronto's Canadian National Tower isn't lit up anymore (apparently, birds run into it and die), it looks awesome lit up.

Why do ya'll think of Lloyd's of London? I think it looks...interesting. Is it an office building? I had never heard about it before. It looks almost industrial... Can somebody give us some background information on it?
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Old December 19th, 2004, 11:36 PM   #9
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Man guys keep the pics coming. I didn't know so many buildings were lit up and so diverse and different too!! It makes sense too: I think every skyscraper should be lit up. It's a shame Toronto's Canadian National Tower isn't lit up anymore (apparently, birds run into it and die), it looks awesome lit up.

Why do ya'll think of Lloyd's of London? I think it looks...interesting. Is it an office building? I had never heard about it before. It looks almost industrial... Can somebody give us some background information on it?
Yes, it's an office building - one of the most famous buildings in London's financial district, actually.

Lloyds is an insurance company with a history going back to the 17th century.

More info here: http://www.lloyds.com/index.asp?ItemId=2604

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You can rate the building here: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=52105

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The interior, with its massive atrium ...



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Old December 20th, 2004, 02:01 AM   #12
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Old December 20th, 2004, 08:55 PM   #13
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More of Bank of America Tower, Miami










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Old December 24th, 2004, 02:49 AM   #14
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Hong Kong has the best lit up city though.
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Old December 15th, 2005, 07:55 PM   #16
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More from Hong Kong's The Centre

















More photos : http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=291380
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Old December 16th, 2005, 05:32 AM   #17
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Da Vinci Tower, Jakarta

sometimes the light is yellow and white



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Old December 16th, 2005, 05:33 AM   #18
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Gotta go with The Centre in Hong Kong
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Old December 16th, 2005, 08:34 AM   #19
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Bank of America, Atlanta. Gotta love that crown.

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Old December 16th, 2005, 06:13 PM   #20
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These are all well lit towers that I've seen in person.

Shiodome City Centre, Tokyo
Park Hyatt Hotel, Tokyo
Roppongi Hills Tower, Tokyo

Nagoya Station Towers, Nagoya

WTC Cosmotower, Osaka
Umeda Sky Building, Osaka

HSBC in Hong Kong
2IFC in Hong Kong
The Centre in Hong Kong

Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai

Petronas Towers, KL
Menara Telecom, KL

Rockefeller Centre in New York
Empire State Building in New York

Tribune Tower, Chicago
Wrigley Building, Chicago

The Lloyds Building, London

Tour Monparnasse, Paris
Tour Eiffel, Paris

Commerzbank in Frankfurt
Trianon in Frankfurt


A top 5 would be....

1. Petronas Towers, KL
2. Menara Telekom, KL
3. WTC Cosmotower, Osaka
4. Nagoya Towers, Nagoya
5. Lloyds Building, London

These aren't necessarily the best designed skyscrapers, they are the buildings which I think are lit the best.
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