The Sky Tower stands as an icon on the city skyline and can be seen for miles around. Built of steel, its 105-meter height ensures it can withstand earthquakes with high magnitude as well as strong winds.
The tower lights up in various colors to symbolize respect and solidarity for charities, community initiatives, holidays and milestones – most recently it was lit blue on Saturday night to remember fallen police officer Constable Hunt.
It is a symbol of modernization
The Sky Tower stands as an iconic symbol of Auckland’s skyline, towering 328m tall and visible from many points throughout the city. On Saturday evening, it was lit in blue to pay respects to slain police officer Matthew Hunt who was killed after pulling over a driver for speeding. This lighting served as a tribute to Matthew and is an act of tribute.
Construction of the Sky Tower was inspired by traditional tall structures found throughout Japan, such as five-story pagodas in Buddhist temples. Project coordinator Tadao Kamei was delighted with how its shape conveyed an illusion of sky, reflecting Japanese concept wabi-sabi which emphasizes beauty in imperfect and incomplete things.
As well as its cultural importance, the tower has also come to represent postwar Japan’s aspirationsal hopes and ambitions. Domestic media often portray it as an icon of its success and wealth following World War II; and it symbolizes Japan’s determination to return as a strong and respected global power. Additionally, romantic notions among younger generations often find solace there.
Since Tokyo Tower opened its doors in 1958, many have been fascinated with its development and progress. It was an extremely publicized event during construction; numerous people took photographs from different points across the city during this process; this became a common hobby among retirees as a way of staying engaged with its construction process.
Early on in its history, the Tower was only lit a handful of nights each year – usually using 250 light bulbs arranged along its four corner poles – providing a simple but distinctive way of drawing it into the nightscape of New York.
Sky Tower was recently upgraded with LED lighting, increasing the number of lights by 50% and cutting energy usage and carbon emissions by one-fifth. SkyCity can use Sky Tower lighting as a sign of respect or solidarity during charitable initiatives, national holidays or milestones, celebrations or events by switching out individual bulbs with new LED ones to light the tower in its entirety.
It is a symbol of friendship
On Saturday evening, Auckland’s Sky Tower was lit up in an eye-catching deep shade of blue to pay our respects to fallen police officer Matthew Hunt and show solidarity for charities, community initiatives, holidays and milestones – the first time it had ever been lit with this hue that is often associated with national identity among New Zealanders.
Temuera Morrison made an appearance as Thomas Curry in Aquaman. This coincided with a lighting change of the tower and his return as Thomas Curry for Jason Momoa’s character in Aquaman.
It is a symbol of peace
The sky tower blue stands as a symbol of peace and prosperity for Mongolia, symbolizing its development and expansion. Additionally, it has a romantic association and can even bring lovers closer – there is even an urban myth suggesting couples who see it together will remain happy forevermore.
The tower is lit in various hues as a mark of respect and solidarity for charities, community initiatives, holidays, milestones, and events; making it a popular tourist attraction and local draw alike.
SkyCity will light their tower in sky blue this year to pay homage to police officer Matthew Hunt who was shot and killed last Friday – marking the first fatality among New Zealand officers since 2009. Additionally, actor Temuera Morrison will reprise his role of Thomas Curry (Father of Aquaman Jason Momoa) in a new film entitled ‘Aquaman and the Last Kingdom’.
Annually, the 9/11 Memorial Museum & Memorial invites iconic buildings and landmarks to illuminate their roofs or facades to honor those killed on September 11, 2001 as part of an event called Tribute in Light. Illuminations take place each night from dusk until dawn as part of this event.
It is a symbol of prosperity
Blue Sky Tower stands as an architectural highlight in Abu Dhabi’s business district, featuring panoramic views, spacious offices, and advanced facilities. Conveniently situated close to airports, convention centers and malls – giving businesses a competitive edge and increasing employee satisfaction – Blue Sky Tower also features security systems, public transport connections and thoughtfully planned infrastructure amenities and services that enhance employee wellbeing.
At its construction, Tokyo Tower marked an historic moment for Japan. Built shortly after Allied Occupation had concluded and as an emblematic marker of Japan’s aspirations for prosperous, powerful, and internationally recognized nationhood amidst Western influence led by America, its symbolism represents Japan’s ambitions as it strives to emulate these countries through industrialization.
As it was decided that the tower would feature an original color inspired by “aijiro,” the lightest shade of traditional Japanese indigo blue, it symbolises both Japan’s original spirit, its beauty, modernity and resilience in times of reconstruction/recovery (Nikken Sekkei Ltd, 2011; Tobu Railway Co Ltd and Tobu Tower Skytree Co Ltd 2015b).
The Sky Tower’s lighting is regularly changed to commemorate national and international events, such as those occurring around the 2016 Las Vegas shootings or blue in solidarity with prostate cancer foundation’s campaign “blue September”.
During Rugby World Cup 2011, the tower’s lighting was used to highlight match results. When one team led, usually All Blacks, its color would illuminate; additionally, blue lighting was added in honor of police officer Matthew Hunt who was fatally shot during a traffic stop in Auckland.
Paul Novella, SkyCity senior rigging and grounds supervisor, says lighting changes at SkyCity are typically planned months in advance but can also be made on short notice for important international events. To be precise, only the top section’s lights need to be changed using computer software and it takes about five minutes per change.