Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thursday Arch Series

Arch Is Open

These billboards have appeared on all the major highways as you approach downtown. Why? The Arch has been open since 1966. I think the reason is that the streets around the monument are a complete mess while the huge renovations of the area are in progress. Some of the ideas are great and some are breathtakingly idiotic. Access on and off the highways to the river side of downtown is much more difficult. Evening rush hour traffic is awful when the Cardinals have a night game because you have to drive right by the stadium to get to most of the entrance ramps. People may believe that you can't get there from here. Bad planning and execution.                      

6 comments:

cieldequimper said...

I see you have the same idiotic ideas that we have...

Olivier said...

et puis c'est une bonne pub pour la ville et c'est la mascotte de la ville ;)) il faut la faire voir

Norma Beishir said...

Ah, progress...!

Luis Gomez said...

I know exactly what you mean.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That was a really good link Bob.. It's a bit like Elizabeth Quay here, the mess and inconvenience is horrendous and I'm definitely not 100 % sure it's going to change Perth for the best but it's happening whether I like it or not. I have to say your Arch will definitely be the centerpiece of this renovation.. it could look pretty amazing.

William Kendall said...

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a city under construction must be in want of inconvenience.