SHOCK OF THE NEW

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Davit lampposts, which are a single curved mast instead of a shaft with a mast attached, are becoming the new black in New York City lampposts. A flock were installed along Columbia Street in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens, they dominate the streets surrounding Barclays Center, and they took over Houston Street in Manhattan when it was reconstructed a few years ago.

These posts, which are under the Brooklyn Bridge in the Lower East Side, also sport the new Stad luminaire, first sued on the Triboro (or RFK) Bridge a few years ago.

10/29/12





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5 Responses to SHOCK OF THE NEW

  1. Ken B. says:

    While there may be those lawyers who are quick to take legal actions of questionable standing, I doubt that the new Stad luminaries have sued anyone on the Triboro Bridge.

  2. Earthdog says:

    They look like mutant offspring of the Deskey poles.

  3. Ken B says:

    The Grand Central Parkway near LaGuardia Airport has been undergoing a massive reconstruction. Part of it involved installation of new lampposts. Those in the median are twin-headed, reaching directly opposite each other over the two directions of the parkway. Hurricane Sandy, however, had a different design idea. Many of them, particularly near the two gas stations, took serious impact from the high winds, and the masts rotated where they were attached to the top of the shafts. They are now in a “V” formation showing the direction from which the wind came.

  4. Earthdog says:

    The reconstructed part of the SIE east of Clove Road has stainless steel davits on the new entry and exit ramps.

    • RODNEY says:

      I DON’T KNOW WHY THEY ARE RECONSTRUCTING THE SIE. ABOUT 7 YEARS AGO. THEY ADDED A BUS LANE FROM THE VERRAZANO BRIDGE TO MANOR ROAD. THAT WAS GOOD ENOUGH. I’M GLAD THEY GOT RID OF THAT STUPIED OVERPASS THAT NOBODY USED THOUGH.

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