No no - we considered every angle. Just as important as the water side since you will see it from 295.....Really cool to finally see the "back side" of the building facing Congress. I had been thinking a big portion of at least one side would be devoid of windows to facilitate elevator shafts / mechanical. It's nice to see that windows more or less fully wrap the building. This design is really a standout.
Nice. I travel a lot around the U.S., and the buildings in the cities with pleasant accent lighting really add beauty to a city. Now Dallas is another story. It's cool, all their building lights, but I feel like I'm entering Vegas. A bit too much. Hey, wouldn't it be great if Portland's light visionary Pandora LaCassee did something for the Portland-SoPo bridge? Something that would change color every few minutes like the Empire State Building top does. But subdued colors--tasteful.Working on Exterior Lighting per the feedback on this thread. Hopefully will have something along those lines to share with you all shortly! ~C
This would run counter to the city’s efforts to support lower emissions and Dark Sky initiatives — and to the point of another commenter, this is more Dallas / Vegas rather than the simplicity, elegance and utility of the Hancock Tower weather beacon.View attachment 9943
Another option is what Norfolk, VA has accomplished with their skyline. I lived in the Hampton Roads area for 20 years and was always impressed with the efforts Norfolk made to illuminate and outline it's principle buildings. It actually started in the 70's with just one tower and over the years every high rise joined in to accomplish the view we see today. If 200 Federal Street outlined it's exterior it could start a similar trend in Portland with support from individual owners, local corporations and businesses. Portland would look stunning due to it's downtown being perched on a natural amphitheater on both sides and illuminating the taller buildings on the Congress Street spine would be dramatic when approaching the city from 295.