Over the past year, the crown of Calgary's Brookfield Place has been under construction and anticipation has been building for its custom lighting scheme. Its structure is now complete, and in recent weeks, crews have been visibly working away to ready the feature for testing. The top of the building has been illuminated intermittently on some evenings, revealing to the public what the next phase in Calgary's diverse night skyline could look like.

Brookfield Place crown lit up at night, image by Kevin Cappis

The 56-storey, 1.4-million-square-foot tower — designed by Arney Fender Katsalidis and DIALOG — has been under construction for four years now, but as it nears completion, the evolution of the building's crown continues to dominate discussion among those still keeping a watchful eye on the building's progress. LED lighting strips have recently been installed inside the crown on the vertical beams in order to light up the perforated panels opposite on the inside wall, and this lighting has been visible at times.

LED strips installed inside of crown, image by Flickr user UrbCalgary

Here's a quick look at the crown of Brookfield Place during the day, and how it appears at night with the crown illuminated.

Daytime view of the crown, image by Kevin Cappis

Nighttime view of the crown, image by Kevin Cappis

Nighttime view of the crown, image by Kevin Cappis

While the lighting is not complete yet, we've been treated to a taste of the tower's identity at night. We will continue to monitor the progress of the crown's lighting, and to keep up to date on what's happening in the city, visit our main page at calgary.skyrisecities.com, or check out updates and discussion in the Forum as they happen.

Related Companies:  Arney Fender Katsalidis, Brookfield Property Partners, DIALOG, EllisDon, Walters Group