What amazes me is that a hotel as pretigious as this doesn't have exterior rooftop lighting--the same can be said for a plethora of buildings in the city. How is anyone supposed to identify it when it has no logo or lighting to distinguish it from its surroundings? It just fades into the darkness, like most buildings in this city. Why are we so reluctant to light buildings up? Enough of the FLAP/light pollution excuses.
FLAP is an important concern, but I agree that architectural lighting is critical because the character of our city is lost at night without architectural lighting. Historic buildings should always be lit up, but most are not. A lot of buildings have architectural lighting that has been switched off or completely neglected. Some historic buildings have ugly orange lighting from the 1970s that should be modernized.