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Old 04-22-2011, 06:35 PM
 
Location: The Mid-Cities
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Reading Dallaz thread about Reunion Tower getting a lighting upgrade, I began to question: When and why did Dallas nightime skyline become so competetive? There are obviously better lit cities but it is not like it's a major tourist destination like Las Vegas or Miami. It just doesn't make sense why this happened in a city that has grown for the most part due to business and logistics. It seems that every new building and development must include some kind of lighting (ex. Convention Center Hotel, Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, 75/Ross underpass, Hunt Oil Tower) and that older flashy buildings must upgrade themselves to not get left behind (ex. Reunion Tower and BofA building upgrading to LED's). What incentives helped this happen? What buildings were game changers? And why Dallas?


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Old 04-22-2011, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Reading Dallaz thread about Reunion Tower getting a lighting upgrade, I began to question: When and why did Dallas nightime skyline become so competetive? There are obviously better lit cities but it is not like it's a major tourist destination like Las Vegas or Miami. It just doesn't make sense why this happened in a city that has grown for the most part due to business and logistics. It seems that every new building and development must include some kind of lighting (ex. Convention Center Hotel, Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, 75/Ross underpass, Hunt Oil Tower) and that older flashy buildings must upgrade themselves to not get left behind (ex. Reunion Tower and BofA building upgrading to LED's). What incentives helped this happen? What buildings were game changers? And why Dallas?


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Dallas' history of lighting its building can be traced back 77 years with the addition of the flying red pegasus atop the Magnolia Building. My grandfather whom grew up in Dallas said it could be seen for up to 30 miles away at night over the vast North Texas prairies.

Where did you hear BOA was switching its lighting? Is this a reliable source or just here say?

They need to do something with it that's for sure because when ever they go to replace one of those glass tubes the color almost never matches up. You get this bright & dark colored green effect going on. Not noticeable to the untrained eye, but I do.

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Old 04-22-2011, 06:59 PM
 
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Where did you hear BOA was switching its lighting? Is this a reliable source or just here say?
I first heard this on dallasmetropolis. They have been wanting to do this for a while now but nothing has happend so it is not a sure thing. Right now they want to sell the building so if it does happen it would be after the sale.
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I first heard this on dallasmetropolis. They have been wanting to do this for a while now but nothing has happend so it is not a sure thing. Right now they want to sell the building so if it does happen it would be after the sale.
It would literally cost hundreds of thousands of dollars if not running into the millions to replace the existing lighting with LED's. Not sure how feasible that is in this current economy.
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:05 AM
 
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>>I began to question: When and why did Dallas nightime skyline become so competetive?

This is too funny. Exactly what ISN'T a competitive sport in Dallas?
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:11 AM
 
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dallas downtown stands out more then any other city beside los angeles, chicago, and newyork but besides does city dallas stands out people dont talk about north dallas where mavs play its like youre in ny the buildings never end on each side of the freeways you dont see a tree and downtown is growing with condos looks like those in miami so ha ha ha dont hate on d town 6.5million the largest metro in south so PILLY,ATLANTA,BOSTON,MIAMI YOUR OPINION DONT COUNT LOOK AT THE FACTS WE ARE IN THE HEADLINES AN ON THE WEB SITE NORTHEAST AND EAST COAST OR ALL BORING CITIES AND SNOBBY ATTITUDES BECAUSE CITIES AINT GROWING RIGT BUT WEST COAST LOS ANGELES AND OTHER CITIE LOVE COMING TO DALLAS AS I SEE IN THE THREADS SO DONT HATE THE PLAYER HATE THE GAMEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:13 AM
 
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dallas downtown stands out more then any other city beside los angeles, chicago, and newyork but besides does city dallas stands out people dont talk about north dallas where mavs play its like youre in ny the buildings never end on each side of the freeways you dont see a tree and downtown is growing with condos looks like those in miami so ha ha ha dont hate on d town 6.5million the largest metro in south so PILLY,ATLANTA,BOSTON,MIAMI YOUR OPINION DONT COUNT LOOK AT THE FACTS WE ARE IN THE HEADLINES AN ON THE WEB SITE NORTHEAST AND EAST COAST OR ALL BORING CITIES AND SNOBBY ATTITUDES BECAUSE CITIES AINT GROWING RIGT BUT WEST COAST LOS ANGELES AND OTHER CITIE LOVE COMING TO DALLAS AS I SEE IN THE THREADS SO DONT HATE THE PLAYER HATE THE GAMEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously?
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:16 AM
 
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Also atl your downtown makes me sick the skyline looks like it has a hole in it all the buildings are not like other down towns compete with fortworth dallas little brother for forgot fortworth has 700,000 people yall have 400,000 dont say it but our metro dont forget fortworth is in a metro 6.5million ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:18 AM
 
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Lifer texan quit wearing our name because you know dallas stands out dua crazy who you pick atl philly or maybe miami lol lol lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:54 AM
 
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Lifer texan quit wearing our name because you know dallas stands out dua crazy who you pick atl philly or maybe miami lol lol lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Uh,I live IN Dallas,dear.

And the schools in west Texas I attended taught Texans how to punctuate,spell,use capital letters,etc.In other words,how to write with a measure of intelligence.
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