First Citizen Bank Headquarters

Floodlighting reinforces the architectural form by illuminating setback portions of the fa├žade, including the central vertical areas above each entrance and the top floor levels, while leaving the outer corner volumes unlit.  The contrast between these surfaces emphasizes the solidity of the outer surface while accentuating the lighter interior volume that rises within and above it.  Hydrel 8000 Series floodlight fixtures with shallow housings are concealed within the entrance canopies and have custom half-shields to block spill light on side projections.  6700 Series in-grades are recessed within the horizontal facade mullions at the upper floors to provide grazing up-light on the walls and to highlight the undersides of the mullions above.  The carefully calculated light levels do not overpower the State Capitol building, which is one block away.