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Hartford Skyline Going Colorful

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Check out an amazing picture in the Sept. issue of Hartford Magazine. There is a picture of what the skyline will look like when they light it up. It is so cool. I wish I had a scanner so I could post the pic.

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Check out an amazing picture in the Sept. issue of Hartford Magazine. There is a picture of what the skyline will look like when they light it up. It is so cool. I wish I had a scanner so I could post the pic.

Can someone please scan this if you can. I am out of state and don't have access to the magazine.

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I'll see if I can get a copy today to scan.

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I saw this in Hartford mag last night after reading about it here. It looks pretty cool. I can't wait until this happens. I couldn't take the copy I was reading otherwise I would have scanned the pix myself.

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I saw this in Hartford mag last night after reading about it here. It looks pretty cool. I can't wait until this happens. I couldn't take the copy I was reading otherwise I would have scanned the pix myself.

Can you explain how it will look? What are the major differences?

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Can you explain how it will look? What are the major differences?

There are spotlights going into the sky everywhere around Bushnell Park, they showed the Hartford logo and the GLO logo on the side of Marriott, also I think some other corporate logos being projected onto buildings. It looks very bold by Hartford standards and will be sure to get us a lot of attention, at least around the region.

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Can't wait to see it in person. If you see the Sept. issue of Hartford magazine you'll be amazed.

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My only issue I have with the lighting scheme is that most of the buildings are still dark...look at Cityplace for example - let's light up the top of it. I'd almost rather they focus on lighting up the individual buildings rather than thrusting so many spotlights into the air. Overall though, I think this is a fantastic idea and I can't wait to see it in person as well.

ON EDIT: I should specify the top of the buildings are still dark (CityPlace, Goodwin Sq., Cigna), and I wish that could be changed.

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My only issue I have with the lighting scheme is that most of the buildings are still dark...look at Cityplace for example - let's light up the top of it. I'd almost rather they focus on lighting up the individual buildings rather than thrusting so many spotlights into the air. Overall though, I think this is a fantastic idea and I can't wait to see it in person as well.

ON EDIT: I should specify the top of the buildings are still dark (CityPlace, Goodwin Sq., Cigna), and I wish that could be changed.

i agree i think the tops should b lit so they can atleast see our buildings, its great they want to add lights and ull b able to see it from miles away now

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i agree i think the tops should b lit so they can atleast see our buildings, its great they want to add lights and ull b able to see it from miles away now

What is this plan? Is this intended to be a permanent fixture or just a one time event?

Although I agree it would look cool, the Traveler's Tower already puts out enough light pollution for one small city.

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Imagine the night fly over for planes headed to Bradley. Now maybe the Pilot will say "look over to left that's Hartford....."

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Yeah, if the lights don't blind the pilots...won't those light be shining right into Hotel windows?

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So, I finally got to read that issue today, not only did it have those photos, but a nice article on Larry G and his vision for the city. This guy showed up about 5 years too late. In my estimation, he could have stemmed a lot of the problems that the city currently has if he had initiated his plans 5 years earlier. Better late than never, and I have a ton of faith in this guy.

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Yeah, if the lights don't blind the pilots...won't those light be shining right into Hotel windows?

My guess is that the display would turn off between 10 and 12 so as not to disturb the majority of sleepers.

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What is this plan? Is this intended to be a permanent fixture or just a one time event?

I'd like to know, too. When does this start?

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Last night they were testing some brightly, multi-colored beam atop Hartford 21.

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That looks really gaudy....

I'm with you. From the photos this looks tacky to me. I think the idea has merit but the execution leaves a lot to be desired. A much more classy approach would be to light up the skyline at night by use of stationary flood lights to shine up at the major downtown skyscrapers.

Spotlights that spin downtown is a bad idea as I liken it to a used car dealership trying to attract customers. Hartford deserves better than a Vegas sideshow. It just doesn't jive with the true character of the city.

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Last night they were testing some brightly, multi-colored beam atop Hartford 21.

I noticed that as well on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning...it only seemed they were testing the north side of the tower.

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It's great that they are doing something instead of nothing. No everyone will like it, and thousands of people will think they have a better idea, but it is a creative use of light and should be interesting to look at.

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It's great that they are doing something instead of nothing. No everyone will like it, and thousands of people will think they have a better idea, but it is a creative use of light and should be interesting to look at.

That's sums up my feelings, and it's not like it's permanent at all. It's only light, it can be altered and modified to please most people.

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As far as lighting individual buildings go... does it take initiative from the city or the owner of the building?

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So nobody knows when this will happen and for how long? I would think the article would say so.

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