PhillyOddity Episode One: Cira Center


The Cira Center is more affectionatly known as the Amtrak building. It’s bright, it’s shiny, it doesn’t have a 90 degree angle on it except on the ground, but I’m not quite sure about that. The other thing I’m not quite sure about is the lights. They confuse me. I know they were red during the Phils’ Make Everything In The City Freakin’ Red™ Week. They tend to spaz out during sports games, whether or not the home team wins. One day, the blue field with white spots looked like a Windows Blue Screen of Death.

Is there rhyme and reason to the lights on the Cira Center? Please comment and help me solve this PhillyOddity.

4 Comments so far

  1. AG (unregistered) on June 20th, 2006 @ 8:42 am

    They had a big red/blue “P” during Penn’s homecoming, so there’s definitely some method to the madness when certain events are happening, but most non-event days, I tend to think they leave the lighting pattern to some organ monkey sitting behind the switches in the electrical room. I want that job.

  2. sucellus (unregistered) on June 20th, 2006 @ 10:12 am

    I absolutely hate the lights. I’m not crazy about the buidling in general, but the lights are absolutely awful

  3. jen (unregistered) on June 20th, 2006 @ 12:33 pm

    aww, i like the building. i think the funky angles are really neat. the lights confuse me sometimes; i liked the red/blue diagonal pattern though.

  4. suzanne (unregistered) on June 20th, 2006 @ 7:01 pm

    I like it best when the lights are green. They were green one night. That was pretty.

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