Anybody took a notice on south Western, between 35th and 47th, at night ??!! WOW!!! Breath of FRESH AIR!!!
Date: October 31, 2010 03:05AM
Hey folks, fellow Chicagoans! As we've all noticed, we've been plagued for at least the past 30 years with ugly "Crimefighter" streetlamps, swarms of them! They produce that annoying orange amber glow that marks our boundaries as a city. Even when they updated the luminaires on various thoroughfares in recent years, they still gave the streets the same glow at night. I was only five or six years old when the city decided to abandon the good ol' vintage streetlamps (around '78), and didn't get to enjoy the cool mercury glow, unless I was riding through rural suburbia. Tell me if I'm dreamin' - wake me up and tell me it was only a dream! If you've traveled down south Western, between 35th and 47th street (minus intersections), you have probably had a wonderful refreshing driving experience, one you've probably haven't had in a long, long time. I'll let you be the judge of this one - try it for yourself! I hope that this is the trend of Chicago streetlighting, that someone "woke up" and decided to restore Chicago's streets to their former glory!!! Is this going on anywhere else in our big city??? If so, tell me where! Inquiring minds wanna know!!! Thought I'd never live to see this day... I hope THIS becomes the future of Chicago streetlighting!!! Time for change!!!