Lighting--an often neglected aspect of urban design--can ensure public security, enhance noteworthy architecture, and increase the use of public spaces. This article defines "well-designed" lighting and offers examples of lighting that are respectful of the space to be lit and the surrounding environment. The examples include 30th Street Station (Philadelphia's 60-year-old rail terminal), Orange County Convention and Civic Center (Florida), Michigan State Capitol, Main Street Ann Arbor (Michigan), and Sunshine Skyway Bridge (Tampa Bay, Florida). In each example, the lighting system is described and the goal of the designer noted. A sidebar to this article addresses light pollution and light-control ordinances.


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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 12-15
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  • Accession Number: 00670300
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1994 12:00AM