|The Beacon at The Tower at PNC Plaza (Photo Credit: Andy Ryan)|
09 October 2015: Created by pioneering experience design firm ESI
for The PNC Financial Services Group, The Beacon, a
first-of-its-kind, data-driven media installation located in The Tower
at PNC Plaza, pulses with shifting light, color, and sound patterns to
express energy and water consumption, water recycling, sun exposure,
natural ventilation, waste, composting, use of artificial light, and
other building indicators.
Believed to be the world’s greenest skyrise, the new corporate
headquarters incorporates ground-breaking green technology and design
strategies, which led to LEED Platinum certification, the U.S. Green
Building Council's highest rating.
The Beacon, a soaring, 24-foot-high installation, comprised of 1,584
transparent liquid crystal polycarbonate panels backed with...read on