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Bright Nights, City Lights

Finally Buffalo is starting to see some real light shows at night. I’m not talking about the weekly fireworks that have become a mainstay in this city, I’m talking about some eye-catching, colorful building facades. Take developer Mark Croce’s latest lighting endeavor.

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The Curtiss Building is lit up in every direction by state of the art LED lighting. The friezes on the building’s columns look magnificent. The system is rigged to change colors for different occasions, and can also be set on timers or controlled with a smart phone.

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Mark says that people will be able to see the building from blocks away. The intense illumination adds some serious pizzazz to the downtown streetscape… and it’s not even complete yet.

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A couple of blocks over, Patina 250 has been brightly illuminated with an intense green glowing wash. Earlier this evening, the restaurant appeared to be packed. Due to the expansive window appeal, the action inside is highly visible. The restaurant’s new lighting enhancements are juxtaposed against the stark white lighting overhead. The corner of Chippewa and Delaware has come alive with plenty of lights and action.

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Hopefully this is a sign of more to come. These vibrant lighting initiatives helped to transform both street corners into sophisticated destinations at night.

Written by queenseyes

queenseyes

Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

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