Night Lights Keep Things Bright
Anyone who has driven by the new stadium or watched the continuing news coverage of it knows that Nats Park is still a construction zone, surrounded by multiple construction zones. "Road Closed" or "Construction Zone" signs appear on almost every street for nine or 10 blocks east of South Capitol Street.
If that makes you nervous and is keeping you away, think again.
The District of Columbia and the Nationals have strategically placed "night lights" in nearby construction zones, taking pains to illuminate any likely walkways in the vicinity of the stadium. These high-intensity lights may not replace the sun, but they'll do in a pinch. As someone keen on hiding his appearance whenever possible -- you've seen my photo -- I found them too bright.
But I'm pretty sure that all the nighttime patrons walking the convenient paths from the stadium to the RFK Express found them comforting. Between the lights, the Nats' employees and the foot patrol officers from D.C.'s Finest, I think the construction zones seemed pretty unthreatening to even the most timid suburbanites.
I'll update you later in the month when I escort my 84-year-old mother down those streets on our way to see the Nats vanquish the Cubs.
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Posted by: Mom | April 8, 2008 8:01 AM
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