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Mon Jul 8, 2013, 10:50 PM

Tonight they’re turning off the Bank of America Plaza’s green argon


Bank of America Plaza (Richard Michael Pruitt/Staff photographer)

As one Dallas icon is relit, another goes dark.

Less than two weeks after Pegasus reappeared in the nighttime sky above downtown Dallas, the Bank of America Plaza will go dark tonight to make way for — what else — a neon makeover.

Sarah Hinkley of Peleton Commercial Real Estate, which handles the office leasing, says the 72-story-tall tower built in ’85 will go dark “while we replace the argon lighting.” Our Steve Brown noted that was on the to-do list when he wrote about the building’s redo back in early May. The new lights will be LED, naturally, and “bring enhanced light quality, vibrancy, and color to the property to ensure that Bank of America Plaza remains downtown Dallas’ most iconic building,” per a missive sent to tenants this morning.

The green lights will be out from tonight until November — at least, says Hinkley, “that’s the plan.” The building’s owners are planning a “lighting ceremony,” she says. The note to tenants explains further.

More at http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2013/07/when-the-lights-go-down-in-downtown-dallas-tonight-theyre-turning-off-the-bank-of-america-plaza-green-argon.html/

The debut of the new lights are supposed occur during the memorials marking the assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago.

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Ed Suspicious Jul 2013 #1
TexasTowelie Jul 2013 #2
Ilsa Jul 2013 #4
TexasTowelie Jul 2013 #5
Javaman Jul 2013 #3

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 10:53 PM

1. This is why I try not to give banks my money. How would a credit union put to work

that money spent on neon lighting?

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 10:58 PM

2. I was tempted to send this article to the right-wingers in my family then say

that means the end to capitalism and that it was President Obama's fault because he is a socialist.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 9, 2013, 05:55 PM

4. So how many right-wingers do you have in your family, TxTow? nt

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 9, 2013, 09:02 PM

5. Enough.

My brother would be a right-winger except that he is too lazy to register to vote.

I have three older sisters and the husbands of the two oldest definitely fit the bill. BIL #1 is pretty hard-core calling CNN the Commie News Network, my oldest sister isn't as political but somewhat conservative. BIL #2 is also a RW, he is a geologist that manages a uranium mine and he is also the only child of Scandanavian parents.

I also have several uncles and cousins that are RWers, but I hardly had any contact with them in over a decade.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2013, 09:54 AM

3. Are they going to replace the lights with yellow neon lights that say...

"$$$$$ ha ha ha!"?

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