Friday, November 4, 2011

Ottawa's Chinatown Arch Lights Up

A bit over a year ago, the Chinatown Gateway Arch was officially opened, and around that time I wrote a post chronicling the construction process for the arch.

Since then, there has been a bit more change.

In early Spring 2011, four new lampposts were installed around the arch. These will eventually run all the way along Chinatown's sidewalks, replacing the old ones which are getting, well, old (despite being painted red from the former green)

These four lampposts, however, are slightly different in that they each has two spotlights attached to it to illuminate the arch at nighttime:

As recently as late October 2011, they were still adjusting the spotlights to get the maximum effect on the gateway.

Looks pretty good!

The lampposts will first be installed here and in the section of Somerset currently under construction, between Booth and Preston. When Bronson is rebuilt in the next year or so, the ones near Somerset and Bronson will be replaced also.

Reminder: The central Ottawa budget 2012 consultation is this afternoon, 4-6pm at City Hall.

Pedestrian advocates: Diane Holmes' Sidewalk Summit is on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 7-9pm at City Hall (Colonel By Room). Help pedestrians repeat the successes of the cycling community by getting the city to fix problems with walking infrastructure across the city!

1 comment:

  1. Nice post. I like the vibrant photography! This arch is one of my favourite new additions to the downtown.