Detroit looks to OK themed lights atop RenCen

4:56 PM, Jun 8, 2011   |    comments
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DETROIT (AP) -- Leopard print patterns may not dance around the Detroit Renaissance Center's towers, but city officials are looking into revamping a zoning ordinance to allow tiger stripes and local sports logos to shimmy and shimmer atop the downtown building.

Detroit City Council Planner Gregory Moots says the Planning Commission and RenCen's property manager are looking at amending the city code so that themed, multi-colored bands can join the recently added solid rings of green, blue and red.

General Motors Co. owns the towers, which also serve as its world headquarters.

Moots says GM wants to use the display and huge electronic signs to highlight city events. Logos of the Detroit Tigers baseball team and hockey's Detroit Red Wings have been featured but aren't part of the zoning agreement with the city.

From the Associated Press

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