Friday, August 11, 2017

New animated lights at the Bethesda Hyatt Regency (Video + Photos)

Check out the new LED light strip on the side of the Hyatt Regency hotel at the Bethesda Metro Center. I like it. A rare example of the kind of design touches we were seeing initially in the redevelopment of downtown Bethesda (i.e. the Newlands Building right behind this, light sculpture on Bethesda Crescent building, LED lights on Upstairs at Bethesda Row facade), before things went off-track.
The new trend of dark rooftops and few lighting accents needs to end. Tysons is cleaning our clock not only in the number of jobs and major corporate headquarters, but also design-wise, and in the nighttime skyline department.





15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just move to Virginia already, you Confederate shill, and pay your own damned living expenses.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow that's gaudy and ugly. Wonder what their neighbors think?

Anonymous said...

Seven photos of a single light system? Just use the GIF (Photo #2), preferably a better centered version, discard the other six, and note the different colors in your text.

Anonymous said...

Since you mentioned nighttime lighting in Tysons, how is the nightlife there?

Anonymous said...

Wow those lights are so tacky. Like 80s neon glow lights.

Anonymous said...

It's like you took one of those neon under-car light kits that are so popular with illegals for their rice rockets, and put it on the side of a building.

Anonymous said...

Wow this lighting design is terrible! Think of all the lighting design of the past this reminds you of and are glad we are past.

Anonymous said...

Omg so ugly!

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's ugly, I mean the unrenovated Hyatt looked worse!

Anonymous said...

The Leland Street neighbors will have that shut down soon.

Anonymous said...

These lights are so distasteful! Seems stuck in the 80s!

Anonymous said...

Ew, who would like those neon lights?

G. Money said...

Not racists, apparently.

Anonymous said...

Or someone stuck in the past.

Anonymous said...

Seriously these lights are in such poor taste!!!!