Denver Union Station - Light Rail Terminal Plaza

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City of Denver

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Denver, CO

light reveals the forms and textures

At Denver Union Station’s Light Rail Terminal, a composition of light reveals the forms and textures of the plaza with bright focal accents contrasting the uniform ambient pedestrian lighting. Light columns in the adjacent pedestrian plaza provide the uniform light levels required by RTD. The curved seat walls float with linear LED lighting under the seat wall cap, eliminating shadows and providing visual accent and contrast. The sculptural form and texture of the ventilation tubes are accentuated with low wattage in-grade uplights. The intake tube glows from within, revealing its interior form.

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Clanton & Associates has developed street and pedestrian lighting master plans, lighting criteria, tours, pilot demonstrations, surveys, lighting measurements, and lighting research projects. Our extensive experience in creating street lighting master plans and guidelines for cities, assists our clients in making informed decisions regarding street lighting design to plan for the future of smart cities.