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Most of these hi-tech LED fixtures with controllers are RGB colour changing lights, ...so yes it most likely will be able to change to different colours at any given time

Custom Color RGB LED Lighting Controller allows for an endless range of custom colors and brightness levels
Hmmm... mixed feelings. There can be merit in subtlety - which seems a strange thing to say about a tower with big diamonds on it, but it's the refinement of each of the ingredients that lets the whole be so strong - if that makes any sense at all.

Good to see the feature lighting being tested though. It will need tuning once the main lights are all working I guess.

Anyone else notice the stairs inside the offices on Sikandar's night shot? Are those atrium spaces inside the tower?
 

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Most of these hi-tech LED fixtures with controllers are RGB colour changing lights, ...so yes it most likely will be able to change to different colours at any given time

Custom Color RGB LED Lighting Controller allows for an endless range of custom colors and brightness levels
Thanks for explaining that.

...personally, I like 'em loud and fabulous. But I'll be happy with just the way they are. :)
 

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still not a fan of the stepped top on this (and eventually phase 2)... seems to me that the design and it's proximity to the lake would have been well suited to a sail themed roof treatment.
 

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Thanks for explaining that.

...personally, I like 'em loud and fabulous. But I'll be happy with just the way they are. :)
I agree. Not sure why people seemed to be opposed to coloured LEDs on buildings here. If the diamonds could light up different colours at night it would be absolutely gorgeous and toronto buildings do not have enough light features currently.
 

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I agree. Not sure why people seemed to be opposed to coloured LEDs on buildings here. If the diamonds could light up different colours at night it would be absolutely gorgeous and toronto buildings do not have enough light features currently.
I think the concern is it can come off looking tacky. Especially highly saturated mix of bold colours with fast animation, which would remind me of a casino.

I personally think if they implemented softer muted colours with slow pulsing lights would add a lot of visual interest at night. It would help balance the skyline at night versus the CN tower to the west.
 

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I think the concern is it can come off looking tacky. Especially highly saturated mix of bold colours with fast animation, which would remind me of a casino.

I personally think if they implemented softer muted colours with slow pulsing lights would add a lot of visual interest at night. It would help balance the skyline at night versus the CN tower to the west.
Fair enough. I was thinking more slow gradual changes overtime what make for a compromise. Either way, if they're going to do something like that, I hope they'll make it interesting. But as it stands, the proprietors just might be happy the way it is. And that's okay too.

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Fair enough. I was thinking more slow gradual changes overtime what make for a compromise. Either way, if they're going to do something like that, I hope they'll make it interesting. But as it stands, the proprietors just might be happy the way it is. And that's okay too.
With it being a Canadian bank putting their stamp on this building, they'll want something that looks dignified… so I suspect we will only see white light on it.

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With it being a Canadian bank putting their stamp on this building, they'll want something that looks dignified… so I suspect we will only see white light on it.

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You're probably right. But one can still look dignified even in changing one's colours. Or even have a scheme that reflects the CIBC brand in subtle ways. Nor does it stop them from going all out to reflect certain holidays and festivities. It will be interesting what they do in the end, even if they do really nothing.
 

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What's the plan for these stairs? I don't remember them in the site plans... Kind of an odd look sitting in front of a third of the the facade like that (unlike the SBA side stairwell which is nicely tucked away in the corner).
From the renderings I believe they lead to the rail overbuild park:
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