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Old Posted Jul 12, 2017, 1:15 PM
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This would be a truly awesome addition to the Fairmont spire. This Wall Street Journal article is mostly behind a paywall, but it talks about a secret app called Spireworks that lets you change the color of two spires on skyscrapers in NY.
WSJ: Secret App Makes Manhattan Skyscrapers Change Color: Spireworks, downloaded by invitation only, lets users change the lights on two spires from red to blue to orange—and add sparkles. ’https://www.wsj.com/articles/friends...lor-1499799251

Here's an Instagram video of it in action: https://www.instagram.com/p/BT0dysQhx5R/

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The app lets users control the colors of spires atop two buildings: One Bryant Park, dubbed the Bank of America Tower after its main tenant, and 4 Times Square, home to law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and distinguished by a large neon logo of fashion label H&M.

The app is the brainchild of Mark Domino, a digital-media artist who built “multisensory musical instruments” while a student at Brown University. He is the son-in-law of Douglas Durst, the real-estate tycoon whose family company, the Durst Organization, owns the two midtown office towers. Mr. Domino works as director of digital media at Durst.

After sunset each night, app users can log in, choose a building and select from a palette of colors during a two-minute session. Options for sparkles add pizazz. Cloud-hosted software sorts the requests and instructs the lights that line the two spires, a combined 716 feet tall.

Usually only five users are allowed to actively change the colors at a time. So, on busy nights, a digital queue forms. Waits approached half an hour on July 4th this year. Red, white and blue were the only colors available that night.
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2017, 5:05 PM
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I can't imagine anything less for the Fairmont and that they wouldn't want to not add a multi color LED lighting system to the spire.
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2017, 5:29 PM
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I can't imagine anything less for the Fairmont and that they wouldn't want to not add a multi color LED lighting system to the spire.
I agree. My hope is that the lighting they installed can change colors. If we continue to see white once it's open then we will know that Manchester is cheap and got the most basic plain white with no thrills lighting.
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