The highly anticipated crown lighting for Calgary's 707 Fifth Street has been unveiled. There have been hints of the lighting during test phases, as shown here in March of this year, but never a full illumination of the entire crown. That changed recently with a vibrant display lighting up the mechanical level for the first time, and it's been worth the wait.

The crown lighting on the tower looks right at home among Calgary's downtown towers, especially when looking at it from the east along 7th ave. It blends in nicely with the colorful lighting of the downtown Calgary LRT stations.

The crown lighting blends in well with the LED-lit LRT stations, image by Kevin Cappis

The 27-storey office tower, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, is one of the most striking buildings in Calgary, with its elliptical shape and smooth, curved corners making a big impression. Even without the crown lighting, the building has become a glowing gem in Calgary's skyline. The crown lighting now gives the building another interesting facet, and adds a new level of interest during the nighttime hours.

View of the crown lighting from the south, image by Kevin Cappis

View of the crown lighting from the north, image by Kevin Cappis

The tower is now open, with anchor tenant Brion Energy having moved in. However we will continue to follow the building's cosmetic progress and update on any news involving 707 Fifth Street. 

Close-up of crown lighting, image by Kevin Cappis

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Related Companies:  Manulife Real Estate, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)