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Archive for January 13th, 2019

Lamp Posts vs. Reality

Spotted this in a mall built just before the 2008 financial implosion:

Round Lamp Post in Square Pavement Hole

Round Lamp Post in Square Pavement Hole

Maybe the original catalog items went obsolete by the time they signed up enough tenants in that section to justify any lighting at all?

In related news, a facelift some years ago at the motel next to the decaying Red Oaks Mill dam installed square lamp posts on the existing square concrete pedestals, but replaced the original metal conduit with a plastic sheath:

Square Lamp Post with Cut Cable Shield

Square Lamp Post with Cut Cable Shield

The cable may sit low enough in the recess to survive, but I wouldn’t bet my life on it.

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