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Dressing Up Houston

A new 40-story residential tower in Houston’s urban core is quickly becoming a local icon, thanks in part to its lighted, curved balconies, creating a wavy, organic appearance up and down the building's gleaming façade. Known by its address—2929 Weslayan—the LEED Gold-certified tower includes 254 luxury apartment homes and 12,500 sq. ft. of retail space on the ground floor. Designed by Dallasbased RTKL Assocs., it provides panoramic views from spacious balconies. The balconies are on every floor, and they are curved, creating a wavy, organic appearance up and down the building’s gleaming façade. At night, those curves are accentuated by lines of light, which outline the edges of the balconie

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When entering the underpass the color-changing lighting effects provide a dynamic display. There are also lighting fixtures under benches (below) to provide a soft glow for adjacent walking surfaces, which gives the paths a “romantic” feel in contrast to the underpass lighting.

Innovative Teaming of Baseball and Transit

Target Field, home of MLB’s Minnesota Twins, completed a lighting design, which provided a digital signature that extends to an illuminated underpass and lighted pathway where benches provide a soft glow. Target Field Metro Transit Station in downtown Minneapolis represents a whole new concept in public transit. Located adjacent to Target Field—home to Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins—the open-air, 60-acre multi-modal transportation hub is becoming a communal backyard for the Twin Cities. This urban gathering space uniquely integrates commuter trains, a light rail station, bus service, and parking with green space, retailers, an amphitheater, and more. Perkins Eastman Architects’ visi

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