The 60-story Paramount Miami Worldcenter skyscraper in downtown Miami is illuminating the South Florida skyline with the world’s tallest digital Ukraine flag and largest electronic message of freedom.
Paramount Miami Worldcenter Skyscraper
On the occasion of the one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the massive images on the Paramount Miami Worldcenter Skyscraper demonstrate American support for the Ukrainian people.
The animation lighting system at Paramount Miami is the most technologically advanced in the world, and it is housed in a futuristic superstructure that is 700 feet tall.
The Skydeck Crown of the Paramount Miami Worldcenter Skyscraper is illuminated with a 300-foot-wide by 700-foot-tall wafting image of Ukraine’s bold blue and golden yellow horizontal striped flag beginning at 4:30 a.m. and continuing until sunrise and sunset.
The 60-story center column of Paramount Miami Worldcenter displays scrolling images of flags from 132 nations, illustrating the global impact of the war, which is now in its second year. The light-emitting diodes in the building’s center column change into the Ukrainian word свобода after the flurry of flags from six continents. “Freedom” is the English translation.
If stacked vertically, the Freedom words and other vertical glowing images are higher than two and a half football fields.
Daniel Kodsi (Cod-See), CEO of Royal Palm Companies and developer of the Paramount Miami Worldcenter, explained that this is a massive and moving L.E.D. mosaic of national colors from around the world, urging global solidarity with the beleaguered Ukrainian people in their war against Russian invaders.
Color Kinetics Lighting System
Five miles of wires connect 13,400 L.E.D.s embedded in 10,000 panes of high-impact-resistant glass at the Paramount Miami Worldcenter skyscraper.
The Color Kinetics lighting system in the building is capable of combining 16.7 million colors.
The one-of-a-kind Paramount Miami Worldcenter lighting system was installed by a team of 12 technicians over the course of three years, at a cost of $3 million.
For a nightly tower lighting, the typical electric bill is $34.00.
The signature skyscraper of the $4 billion, 27-acre Miami Worldcenter is the futuristic Paramount Tower.
“The City-within-the-City-of-the-Future” is the nation’s largest urban core construction project and America’s second-largest real estate development.
In 2019, the United States Census Bureau estimated that approximately 1.1 million people of Ukrainian descent resided in the country.
According to some sources, Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach counties, particularly the Aventura and Sunny Isles communities, are thought to have the highest concentrations of Ukrainian-Americans and new immigrants in Florida.
Numerous regions in central, northern, and southwest Florida, as well as the Tampa Bay region, contain Ukrainian communities. It is unknown how many Ukrainians currently reside in Florida.