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Atlanta's skyscrapers are getting boring. The lighting is boring and conservative and we've all seen it before.

So how would you pimp out some of Atlanta's most famous skyscrapers? Replace the light on top of SunTrust with a huge laser? Wrap BofA in a huge neon sprial? Reproduce BellSouth's lighting scheme from the Olympics? Huge glowing eye between the cupolas of 191? Cloak of darkness to totally hide the ugliness that is called Peachtree Summit? 10,000 robotic insects with flashlights crawling around the top of Atlantic Center?

What would you do to put excitement into Atlanta's boring skyscraper lighting?
 

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@MattSal - Yeah, sounds like a plan. I have got some rope light in my garage, and we can make the outlines of a few dragons on the GP Building.

I think BoA would look good if it were lit like Dalla's BoA, with all pf it's vertical setbacks.
 

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AubieTurtle said:
The lighting is boring and conservative and we've all seen it before.

What would you do to put excitement into Atlanta's boring skyscraper lighting?
Are you serious with this? Atlanta has one of the best night time skylines in the country. You want to talk about boring skyscraper lighting, try Houston.

I know you guys are mostly just passing ideas on how to make the Atlanta skyline appear a little different at night, but after reading the word "boring" when describing the lighting there, I just had to add my two cents.

Ok, back to your brainstorming.
 

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do it Vegas-style.

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Indeed. Not everything has to be bling bling these days. I personally prefer postmodern architecture, with postmodern details, which is why building-for-building, Atlanta has my favorite skyline. (well, yes...I like it as much as I love my Houston skyline). Atlanta's collection of towers is just stunning..I mean..from One Atlantic, to BOA, to 191..all the way to the new Symphony Tower (glass..but..still nice). So..I'll take substance and elegance over blingbling, thankyouverymuch.

OH, and besides, We don't want anyone jacking anything from these buildings now, eh?
 

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Velvetj said:
Are you serious with this? Atlanta has one of the best night time skylines in the country. You want to talk about boring skyscraper lighting, try Houston.

I know you guys are mostly just passing ideas on how to make the Atlanta skyline appear a little different at night, but after reading the word "boring" when describing the lighting there, I just had to add my two cents.

Ok, back to your brainstorming.

I agree Atlanta already has one of the most impressive well lit night time skylines. And boring nah, Atlanta has it happening and has taste and class.
And this comes from a non American that lives in Europe.
 

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Very early this morning, I was on my flight going back to Chicago from Atlanta, and they flew around the whole city, so I got some great views of the skyline lit up. I took some pictures but they are horrible, though the ones I took of Chicago's skyline from the plane flying back to South Bend turned out quite well. Go figure.
 

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Dude I just got back from Paris and they put a spotlight (rather, the illusion of one) on top of the Eiffel Tower, BUT even cooler they covered the tower head to toe in strobe lights that flash for 10 minutes every hour. It was the coolest thing I've ever seen. I think any tired old building that did that here would blow people away. Also, I think they could put a Jumbotron on the side of a boring concrete box and make it totally sweet.

Hey Stratosphere 2020: Ajax! Ja! Ja! Ja! Je bent niet en Feyenoord fan hopelijk, but I did pass through Rotterdam on the train to Paris and was very impressed with the skyline.
 

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ShuwanCarlton said:
tear them down and take a sh*t in the middle of peachtree

ban me, i'm done here.


Yes, Peachtree Center is just too ugly.



Imagine if Peachtree Center ( The small buildings between Westin and Marriott ) were taller in this pic.



You iknow I think Peachtree Center is here to keep The Marriott Marquis and the Westin Peachtree Plaza from fighting.
 

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^I don't know if we want buildings looking like those any taller, chris. ;)

As for lighting schemes, I'm perfectly happy with the way they are right now (tasteful and elegant), but I think it would be nice to see the BellSouth bring back the Olympic scheme every now and then, perhaps once a week or something.
 

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Atlanta has one of the most attractive night skylines I've ever seen outside of New York. Maybe a little color every now and then for holidays or other special days. It is very elegant-looking. A few more tall buildings would make it better though.
 
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