SAH member Gabrielle Esperdy explores built and natural landscapes in the US.
November 3, 2012 The Darkness at the Edge of Town
The darkness wasn’t confined to the edge of town, but there was something startling about seeing it there, at the edge of the island, on the bikeway, in the gloaming. North of 34th Street the lights were on; south of 34th Street they weren’t. At twilight you could still make out the distinctive profile of the darkened street lamps, teardrop luminaires hanging from mast-arm poles (replicas of a 1908 design), stretching down the length of the West Side Highway.
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