It [the Fort Worth skyline] seems so dark from the highway. Not very inviting at all. You can't even tell that anything's going on there. Drives me crazy.
I was driving in to Fort Worth from a trip I took south of the city one night a few weeks ago and went through the interchange and on to the West Freeway towards home. One thing struck me big time: The Pier One building was incredible - it stood out like a shining beacon. The lighting scheme on that one building singlehandedly outclassed the entire big city skyline located a few blocks away. Something definitely needs to be done because Pier One is only underscoring how bland our city's skyline looks at night. (And to certain mentalities that I know exist in this world.... no, the solution is NOT to turn off Pier One's lights out of "fairness" to the rest of the skyline.)
I second that. The Pier 1 building's design and lighting scheme are both brilliant in my opinion. I think John mentioned in an earlier post that the Commerce building could benefit from an uplighting scheme like that of the FW Club. What a great idea. Its top really does deserve greater emphasis at night. Surely with today's modern light bulbs this illumination can be achieved with minimal additional operating expense. In fact, I would bet that some modern flood lighting (for uplighting or otherwise) would be cheaper than the current strings of lights.