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Should Hartford Light Up Skyscrapers?

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There should be more lighting yes, but I don't particularly like neon lighting. It's too tacky for my tastes. I'd much rather have subtle, soft lighting across the skyline.

I think Goodwin Square could stand to have some more distinct lighting, and CityPlace I needs something - anything that makes it stand out at night. I was thinking the mansard roof could have lights installed underneath its exterior which would provide that soft glow I'm talking about.

Travelers is fine - maybe even a bit too bright, and H21 we'll just have to wait and see how the top turns out.

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There should be more lighting yes, but I don't particularly like neon lighting. It's too tacky for my tastes. I'd much rather have subtle, soft lighting across the skyline.

I think Goodwin Square could stand to have some more distinct lighting, and CityPlace I needs something - anything that makes it stand out at night. I was thinking the mansard roof could have lights installed underneath its exterior which would provide that soft glow I'm talking about.

Travelers is fine - maybe even a bit too bright, and H21 we'll just have to wait and see how the top turns out.

When they lights are on in the buildings, particularly cityplace, its cool beacuse it outlines them and makes a helluva view from our bay window in Manchster.

that neon stuff is disgusting in my opinion tho

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When they lights are on in the buildings, particularly cityplace, its cool beacuse it outlines them and makes a helluva view from our bay window in Manchster.

that neon stuff is disgusting in my opinion tho

Yeah, no to the neon. Yes to more natural looking lighting that will show the skyline better at night.

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Yeah, no to the neon. Yes to more natural looking lighting that will show the skyline better at night.

There is some decent lighting. I love the drive at night coming into Hartford from the Founders Bridge (The Marriott and Travlers). With the science center and Hartford 21 that's going to look incredible.

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Ever been to Miami? The neon is awesome.

For conventional lighting it's hard to beat the empire state buildiing. One day they bath it in red and green and the next in purple and orange. Love to see travellers do that.

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There is some decent lighting. I love the drive at night coming into Hartford from the Founders Bridge (The Marriott and Travlers). With the science center and Hartford 21 that's going to look incredible.

That is definitely the best view you can get driving into the city.

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Something should be done to brighten up CityPlace. It is the tallest building in Connecticut but you'd never know it.

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The traveler's tower should have different colors just like the empire state building does. Green for st. patricks day for example. Goodwin square has lights but it not visible from far away. Goodness there needs to be lighting on cityplace. i was thinking on the roof. Do you think they will add any lights to the buildings that exist already?

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You guys better watch out or the Courant's light pollution police will haul your butts to jail.

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You guys better watch out or the Courant's light pollution police will haul your butts to jail.

I remember that article. I guess the Traverlers Tower is overwhelming or something. Aren't Cities supposed to be all lit up?

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I think the neon in Dallas is tacky, my least favorite nighttime skyline. :sick:

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if you don't like dallas's nighttime skyline, then what city has the best nightime skyline?

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I think the neon in Dallas is tacky, my least favorite nighttime skyline. :sick:

Hartford too old for a lot of Neon. We need more natural looking lighting, but the skyline should be better lit.

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Hartford too old for a lot of Neon. We need more natural looking lighting, but the skyline should be better lit.

I agree. Natural lighting would go best for Hartford's skyline.

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You don't really want your city to look like that, do you? :sick:

Natural lighting for Hartford. It would be beautiful. More lighting? Yes! Neon lighting? Dear god no!

LOL ... a giant disco ball in the sky. That is hideous. Even more hideous: the green neon around the tallest building in the picture. I don't think Hartford has even come close to reaching its potential. It came close to passing over to one of the great skylines 15 years ago... Lower the taxes and development will come back strong, guaranteed. Hartford should light up the skyline, maybe put an emphasis on the Traveller's tower as the focal point.. it's my favorite Hartford skyscraper.

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are there any new photos of the hartford skyline during the night? when i searched on the internet. all that came up were pictures that were taken before the convention center and marriot opened.

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Hartford should light up the skyline, maybe put an emphasis on the Traveller's tower as the focal point.. it's my favorite Hartford skyscraper.

Apparently you've never seen the Hartford skyline at night?...the Travelers tower is bathed in light every night. The problem are the other big skyscrapers (Goodwin Square only has minimal lighting, can't see it from far away, and CityPlace I - has no lighting other than the late night office worker).

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Apparently you've never seen the Hartford skyline at night?...the Travelers tower is bathed in light every night. The problem are the other big skyscrapers (Goodwin Square only has minimal lighting, can't see it from far away, and CityPlace I - has no lighting other than the late night office worker).

To be honest, I've only been to Hartford a handful of times at night in the last 5 years or so, and did not know of Traveller's being every night. The times I do venture over to Hartford are usually to see family during the daytime, and a few other random reasons (DMV in Wethersfield). The way I perceived it, I assumed all the downtown towers weren't lit very well at night. I've lived in Providence and go there pretty often. I haven't found too many reasons to drive 45 minutes to Hartford when Providence is 45 minutes away.

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To be honest, I've only been to Hartford a handful of times at night in the last 5 years or so, and did not know of Traveller's being every night. The times I do venture over to Hartford are usually to see family during the daytime, and a few other random reasons (DMV in Wethersfield). The way I perceived it, I assumed all the downtown towers weren't lit very well at night. I've lived in Providence and go there pretty often. I haven't found too many reasons to drive 45 minutes to Hartford when Providence is 45 minutes away.

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if you don't like dallas's nighttime skyline, then what city has the best nightime skyline?

NYC best skyline both day and night.

hartford should do something like what providence does. the biltmore has their name on top all lit up, and then there's the 3 classic providence skyline buildings, always lit at night... there's one building behind them that should be lit, but isn't. we gotta work on that.

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To be honest, I've only been to Hartford a handful of times at night in the last 5 years or so, and did not know of Traveller's being every night. The times I do venture over to Hartford are usually to see family during the daytime, and a few other random reasons (DMV in Wethersfield). The way I perceived it, I assumed all the downtown towers weren't lit very well at night. I've lived in Providence and go there pretty often. I haven't found too many reasons to drive 45 minutes to Hartford when Providence is 45 minutes away.

So they are both equidistant? There's your reason to come, variety...

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