Friday, May 15, 2009
Lighting the Night
Illuminating buildings and other structures can do wonders for a downtown's nighttime appearance.
In recent years, the Gateway Foundation has lit up the Civil Courts Building, the Old Courthouse, the Arch and Christ Church Cathedral, all of which have helped make downtown feel a little livelier and a little safer at night.
Along Washington Avenue, almost all of the buildings that have been converted to lofts in recent years have some sort of exterior lighting, and the effect is very cool. The top of Met Square, Pointe 400, and a few others are lit up at night as well.
But with all that, downtown still seems a little dark.
One building that could use some lighting is the Hyatt - the former Adam's Mark - which is extremely dark at night. The eastern facade is mostly brick, which could be tastefully lit up without shining lights in the guest room windows.
Which buildings do you think would look great lit up?