Monday, June 29, 2009

Low Quality Camera Phone Picture of the Day, 6/29

The west side of Broadway, between Locust and Olive, has to be one of the most desolate stretches of sidewalk in all of downtown. The sidewalks themselves are in poor condition, and the lack of street trees allow the sun to beat down on pedestrians on hot days.

Of course, the vacant Mercantile Library Complex and LaSalle Building just add to the feeling of loneliness this block creates. It's a shame, because this block is fairly prominent and well-traveled, especially when the Cardinals are in town. Even despite the vacant buildings, new sidewalks, trees and lighting would go a long way here.

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