Richmond VA has a yearly event called “RVA Illuminates”. Most of the bigger buildings in downtown are outlined with lights that are turned on during the winter for the holiday season. I think it is a cool concept, I would love to see a larger city adopt this type of holiday lighting.
3 WTC’s nighttime lighting is an absolute failure in my honest opinion. It certainly had potential to look cool but it was executed rather terribly. The office lighting completely drowns it out from most vantages, much like The Spiral (although it’s visible from some angles). These towers do not look good at night at all.
Somehow I missed this and only found it when going through the wiki article about this development. I just find it interesting how tall this technically could have been (above CPT´s roof). Though I wouldn´t have actually wanted it to be that tall, as it looked pretty meh, and the materials in the only renders we got looked pretty standard. As opposed to this absolutely beautiful design we´ve gotten.
Those were never actually real contenders of the design, they were only study massings (and study renders) to understand the no action and action options as determined by the maximum building envelope.
@SMCYB I kind of agree with your sentiment about Dallas and am sure that is what @5Bfilms was refering to when he said Texas. That seems to be an old photo when the building was still lit using green colored argon filled tubes, it has since been updated with programmable LEDs in 2013 so it looks better and less over powering now. The green was used because it is more visible at night than any other color from a distance.
Though this building will clearly be “outlined” by its lighting, since it is a non direct hidden lighting, I think it will look very nice. It’s just still a matter of how much it will be maintained because if portions of the lights start to go out and aren’t fixed, it’s not going to pook very good.