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Are There Too Many Bright Lights In Downtown Dallas?

Sep 11, 2013

Are the lights at night too big and bright across downtown Dallas? Dallas Morning News architecture critic Mark Lamster and KERA's Jerome Weeks discussed the issue on Think at noon today on KERA-FM, 90.1.

Jerome produced a report about new lighting for a downtown landmark: The Bank of America Plaza became an icon because of its green, argon lighting. But in July that glowing outline of the 72-story-tall skyscraper went dark for a major renovation.

When the lights come back on, they’ll be noticeably different.

The Big Green Building will be a bit more "green" – that is, the lighting will be a little more environmentally friendly. LEDs are more efficient than old-style argon tubes, and they use less energy. Plus, they’re brighter.

There’ll be a re-lighting ceremony for the Bank of America building at dusk on Nov. 14.