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Simpsons Tower Nightime Lighting

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I don't know much about lighting....but I have a thought...what if they "mirrored" ...could be glass or stainless steel or something else....and ran minimal LED or fluorescent or solar lighting around the top...it would be reflected and create a band of colour on top. Thoughts?
 

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I think the fundamental point is to maintain the "vertically fluted" effect...
 

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adma...I always value your opinions...but I don't know what you mean by that...please explain...thanks
 

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Note the present "lit crown" configuration, and you'll know what I'm talking about re "vertically fluted"...
 

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Why isn't Commerce Court still lit up like this? It was beautiful:

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Aside from the weather beacon, didn't the Canada Life Building used to be illuminated at night also?
 
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One of the few pics i found with the Simpson Tower lit up in the background, I hope they light the tower up for the cavalcade of lights this Xmas.

 

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Nice photo - it helps explain adma's "vertical fluting" comment.

As for the orange lighting - it likely wasn't supposed to be orange - but white light created by high pressure sodium bulbs which have a decidedly orangy tint. They are fairly energy efficient and have a decent life expectancy, as you don't want to be out on rooftops changing light bulbs every couple of months. Most architectural flood are now metal halide, which a more blueish white. They don't last quite as long but look much better.
 

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Its ever so slightly lit up here in this recent pic, or maybe that's just how it looks turned off

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And its present in the Trump render:
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If you know where to look, you'll see it illuminated here
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The lighting is back, though if you look at the very first post in this thread it is not nearly as bright. Not a great photo or great lighting but....
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They better not leave it like that or it will look strange. Wasn't the colour of the lights originally white? This appears more amber than I remember them being in the past. Anyone care to email the building's landlord, or whoever oversees building maintenance, to get more information?
 

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