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Suntrust Tower lighting

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After seeing the top of the tower not lift often recently, as I was driving down east west last night, the lighting seems brighter than ever and almost had an LED quality to it.

Anyone else notice this?

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If we can just get the lighting replaced to LED's in that "Towering Asparagus" we will all be happy.

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Actually, it is lit every night now lately. Up until about a couple months ago, that tower had been dark since I moved downtown 2 years ago...except for on special nights like when we hosted NBA playoff games. I thought perhaps the building was trying to save a few bucks.

Edited by Pete C

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The timing is correct - SunTrust only recently returned to profitability.

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Anyone else notice a massive increase in the number of large birds (looks like voltures) at suntrust , 55 west and amway? If I had to guess I would say there are over 200 of them. What happened?

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Anyone else notice a massive increase in the number of large birds (looks like voltures) at suntrust , 55 west and amway? If I had to guess I would say there are over 200 of them. What happened?

WESH has a slideshow of these guys occupying 55 West: http://www.wesh.com/news/29845806/detail.html

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If we can just get the lighting replaced to LED's in that "Towering Asparagus" we will all be happy.

 

Finally! Yay! Our beautiful Asparagus has LED's!

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I've always liked it too, but I never understood why the city neglected it for so long...

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I've always liked it too, but I never understood why the city neglected it for so long...

A fatal combination of expense and embarrassment, I assume. Didn't live here at the time, but seeing as how every time the piece is mentioned in print that the writer/reporter/columnist/blogger is required to mention that it was controversial, expensive and "ugly."

 

To me, though, that bit of color gives it a story. Rather than just a random piece of modern art dotting a cityscape, it's "The Asparagus." It has a colorful past, which makes it stand out.

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How hard is it to rip out some halogen track lighting, go to sunbelt rent a boom lift, go to skycraft and put some LED's all daisy chained, and give 'ol Buddy the key fob remote to control it.

 

Seems like this should of been a local lighting company write off, or a project for some vo-tech kids, or even an eagle scout project since it's public. Just get the fountain people to retrofit it, it'll take a weekend.

 

But, whatever you do, DO NOT get the people who did those horrible LED isotopes in the trees. That install job is atrocious and tacky, not to mention hurting the trees.

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