Stay in the know by viewing our lighting schedule. The new LEDs use 60% less energy than the previous lighting system. Originally called the Husky Tower, it was conceived as a joint venture between Marathon Realty Company Limited and Husky Oil as part of an urban renewal plan and to celebrate Canada's centennial of 1967. Inaugurated in 1968, the 626ft-high Calgary Tower has been an enduring symbol of the city. Service and mechanical support is available through experienced technicians offering specialized parts, inspections, deployment training, and troubleshooting. "If you look at the torch in 1988, it looks like the Calgary Tower, and I wanted to replicate the torch effect, to recreate the same feeling I had as a kid, when that torch went by," Hadash said. It's highly visible," he said. The lighting system is capable of both static and dynamic display. Any visit to Calgary is incomplete until you’ve seen the city from the top. [13] The base of the tower is connected through the +15 skyway network to One Palliser Square, Fairmont Palliser Hotel and EnCana Place. There's not as many lightning strikes in this video, but there's a larger one at the end of the video. CTI-Mechanical stocks a variety of specialized mobile tower parts and offers experienced technicians to conduct 65-Point Inspections on stadium lighting and communication towers. Canada Towers offers highly specialized and customized products, including mobile stadium light towers, mobile communication towers, custom antennae mounts, power solutions, fixed towers and ancillary accessories. The goal was to develop a dynamic lighting design that brought it back into focus," said Dan Hadash, lighting designer at Optics Lighting. To re-energize the structure, the Calgary Tower turned to local lighting designers Optics Lighting. [7], The Husky Tower officially opened on June 28–30, 1968, in three separate ceremonies. Lumenbeam Large Colour Changing luminaires were then used around the railing system circling the dome, and on the crown. To re-energise the structure, the Calgary Tower turned to local lighting designers Optics Lighting. Optics Lighting replaced 24 Metal Halide fixtures lighting the underside scoop with 24 Lumenbeam Large Colour Changing luminaires. [3] In 1990. a glass rotunda to serve as the new lobby was added. Special Occasion Lighting is at the sole discretion of Calgary Tower management and not subject to appeals or negotiation. Canada Day at dusk, 2012, "Video: New, colourful shine put on the Calgary Tower | Metro News", https://www.great-towers.com/towers/calgary-tower/, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Calgary_Tower&oldid=981236339, Pages with non-numeric formatnum arguments, Infobox mapframe without OSM relation ID on Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 1 October 2020, at 03:08. The Calgary Tower is a 190.8-meter (626 ft) free standing observation tower in the city's downtown core of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.Originally called the Husky Tower, it was conceived as a joint venture between Marathon Realty Company Limited and Husky Oil as part of an urban renewal plan and to celebrate Canada's centennial of 1967. It has been used since October 8, 2014, becoming a more noticeable part of the city skyline at night. Another upside to LEDs is their lifespan; each unit is expected to last in excess of ten years, dramatically lowering the need for fixture replacement and maintenance. It continues to be reignited for various special events, including Canada Day. Applications by/for religious events or figures: Please note that lighting cannot be considered for: The Calgary Tower is committed to supporting and enhancing Calgary's business community. Calgary Tower. The lighting system is capable of both static and dynamic display. It's the only round structure downtown, so we used shadows to give it some depth, to really emphasise that shape," Hadash said. [5], A natural gas-fired cauldron was constructed at the top of the tower by Canadian Western Natural Gas in October 1987 as a gift to celebrate the 1988 Winter Olympics. "It's really brought the tower back into the spotlight. [5], The Petro-Canada Centre's west tower overtook the Calgary Tower as the tallest structure in Calgary in 1983. Canada Towers offers maintenance services and mechanical solutions including parts, inspections, site audits, troubleshooting and equipment specific training for Mobile Tower Trailers. Optics Lighting chose Lumenpulse's Lumenbeam family of luminaires. Optics Lighting replaced 24 Metal Halide fixtures lighting the underside scoop with 24 Lumenbeam Large Colour Changing luminaires. [9] The structure was formally renamed the Calgary Tower on November 1, 1971 as a tribute to the citizens of the city. If your request does not match our guidelines above please contact lights@calgarytower.com to learn more about corporate lightings. Three Lumenbeam XLarge luminaires in 4000K were then used to light the spire. [4] Construction began on February 19, 1967, and completed in 15 months at a cost of C$3.5 million. [6], Upon completion, the Husky Tower stood 190.8 m (626 ft) tall and was the tallest structure of its type in North America. Read more. The restaurant does a complete rotation every 45 minutes during the day and every 60 minutes in the evening. Calgary's recent construction boom, however, had started to crowd the tower out of the downtown skyline. The CTI team had made an appearance at Spruce Meadows with their powerful mobile lighting trailers: The Phoenix LED-82, Phoenix 27000, Phoenix 24000, and the CTI-8000. There are a lot of reasons to use Lumenpulse in my books: the products are solid and easy to work with; they provide great quality and value; and best of all, they’re Canadian made. If your request does not match our guidelines above please contact, received in writing by completion of the Calgary Tower lighting request form below, completed by a management representative of the official organization making the request, received by the Calgary Tower at least 30 days in advance of lighting date requested, personal occasions (e.g. Please provide details of where the Calgary Tower name and logo would appear in any and all communications materials for this event including: In addition to lighting for annual holidays and citywide events, the Calgary Tower will also consider special occasion lighting requests for nondenominational, nonpolitical registered national charitable events and/or causes. The Calgary Tower will not light for religious figures, organizations, institutions, or additional religious holidays. Photo reprinted with permission of the Calgary Herald. The Calgary Tower features an exterior LED light show each morning before sunrise and nightly from dusk to midnight. It is still called the Husky Tower by airport officials, however, to distinguish it from the tower at the Calgary International Airport. Tower deployment training and certification is also available in Calgary or at your site. "The Calgary Tower was once the highest structure in Calgary, but now that taller buildings have been built around it, it gets a bit lost at night. The addition of a souvenir shop and a revolving restaurant were part of a $2.4 million refurbishment of the upper levels of the tower. A rapid deployment and small footprint use proprietary load rated guy lines, guying directly from the tower to outriggers using patent # 7,062,883 B1. Incorporated in 2003 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Calgary Tower features an exterior LED light show each morning before sunrise and nightly from dusk to midnight. 12 lights were added to the crown and 24 to the exterior floor. "We tried to create these pools of light, so that changing colours didn't bleed into each other very much. Significantly reducing wattage, the luminaires are installed between doors and lifted into the interior, allowing for easy maintenance. Our LED lighting system allows the Calgary Tower to celebrate national holidays such as Canada Day and Remembrance Day, cheer on our sports teams, support local festivals, and raise awareness of important causes.