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Old 02-29-2012, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:36 AM
 
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You don't have an opinion?
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I like it
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:27 AM
 
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I like the lights. Makes it look like something is actually happening downtown.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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It fits Dallas' personality to a P if you know what I mean.

The city has a long history of lighting it's most iconic buildings beginning with the red neon Pegasus back in the 1930's.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Another vote for the lights.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Junius Heights
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I would be happy if they would shut of the Omni at night except for special events. Not anything against lighting up Dallasas such, just that with that one short solid block of light at one end of the city it throws of the balance and symmetry. For example, the recent spate of pictures of downtown at night were, I thought, ruined by the lit up Omni. Now if there were a similar block of coloured light at the other side of town, that would be fine. Of course, I am more sensitive to these things than most.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:55 AM
 
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To me, there is no question about this; the buildings should be lit up at night. But you want to make sure it is done classy; think along the lines of San Fran, Chicago, NYC or Paris...as opposed to lighting it up like Las Vegas.

Personally, when I was in Dallas in Jan 2011, I drove around downtown at night and I loved how the facades of some of the buildings were lit, from the sidewalk, upwards, with purple, blue, or pink lights...not sure if that is a year round thing or not, but it needs to be! Does anyone know if it is still like that at night?

Also, I liked how a lot of the trees had lights in them (the white christmas lights), and also how they have the lights strung accross Main Street (this is a "texas" thing to me).
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Turn off the lighting? Are people serious? I don't think the lighting is enough. I'm petitioning for nightly fireworks, parades down Main Street, and Techno music to be blasted out onto the freeways. Come on, we're Dallas!
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Seriously, though. I do like the lighting. Reunion Tower's lights were turned off one night last week when I was driving home and it looked really odd. We don't need to overdo the lights, which Omni is pushing the limits as far as they can, but keep the lights on.
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