Designed and constructed from 1890-1904, the Renaissance Revival Style Saint Louis City Hall was inspired by the City Hall of Paris. Lighting of one of the City’s most recognizable structures was a long-held desire of a local foundation interested in celebrating its architecture.
The facades are made softly luminescent with an array of mostly pole mounted 3K-LED floodlights.
Entry thresholds to the building are flanked by flush-to-grade 3K-LED uplights, which highlight stone details. Emphasizing column arcades and their pillow capitals is achieved using narrow beam 3K-LED accents concealed on the backsides of lower parapets.
An articulated stone sill at the base of vertical inset window bays provided an ideal concealment position for linear LED grazing uplights. Sources amplify the stone frame details and modulate the façade’s mass.
The steep, red tile roof towers are accentuated using narrow distribution LED sources flanking the hip tile roof corners. Select statuary niches are highlighted by sources concealed on roof decks below.
Each project luminaire is dimmable and fitted with glare control louvers to minimize spill light.
A gracious 19th century statement is no longer shrouded in darkness.