NC Capitol goes pink

June 6th, 2011

I would love to see all of Raleigh’s landmarks gain the ability to be illuminated any color for special events (e.g. Two Hannover Square setbacks lit something other than white or green, or RBC Plaza’s pyramid occasionally cycling colors).

North Carolina State Capitol goes pink for the Race for the Cure
North Carolina State Capitol goes pink for the Race for the Cure
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Raleigh's Bicentennial Plaza at night
Raleigh’s Bicentennial Plaza at night
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George Washington Statue oversees Fayetteville Street
George Washington Statue oversees Fayetteville Street
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Lightning over the Raleigh Skyline - May 2011
Lightning over the Raleigh Skyline – May 2011
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Ominous view from South Saunders Street
Ominous view from South Saunders Street
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Fayetteville Street in Raleigh at night
Fayetteville Street in Raleigh at night
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Comments

  1. Ernest says:

    June 6th, 2011 at 3:11 pm (#)

    Again, you posted some truly nice images!!! I totally agree with what you said. I would love to see landmarks being illuminated during the night. Personally, I am not crazy about the pink color, but given the reason I would not protest it. Also, I loved the lightning shot!!! Even the lightning avoids DT Raleigh’s skyline and grows “horizontally” (sideways), instead of “vertically”. It’s a sprawling lightning 😆

    Thanks for the photos!!!

  2. Nick says:

    June 6th, 2011 at 3:44 pm (#)

    Great pics again Matt. I really wish Raleigh would do something neat like Richmond does between Christmas… Most of the highrise office buildings near the river are outlined in white lights and they are left like that until February. Every year I lived there, a few more buoidings would join in. It was a really neat way to see the city. As you drive up I-95 into the city, you could see the skyline in at night. Then as you crossed the James, it was like you were driving into the skyline and it became 3 dimensional. It was a really cool effect. Everyone who drove through would remember the city being lit up in the winter. Raleigh needs to figure out its own memorable lighting scheme.

  3. Ernest says:

    June 6th, 2011 at 11:27 pm (#)

    I agree with you, Nick. I always liked Richmond’s skyline, especially for the reason you mentioned.

  4. Lee says:

    June 20th, 2011 at 9:42 am (#)

    THey used to light many of the DT Raleigh buildings with lights just as you mentioned. Then it just faded away gradually as some had issues with the lights and did not fix them and newer buildings just did not install them.

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