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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

The price of overhead charm

Written February 20th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

At the risk of seeming to be preoccupied with the pot-like lights now hanging above the middle of Second and Third avenues, I got to wondering how much this wrinkle in the $8.5 million downtown Albany streetscape project had cost.


‘Catenary’ or not: More city lights

Written February 5th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

What’s that lamp doing up there? That’s what an acquaintance of mine wondered as he and I emerged from the downtown Carnegie Library on Monday.


Bright lights blazing on Third

Written December 9th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

The new lights being installed downtown are certainly bright, even if they illuminate only an empty street as, in this case, three blocks of Third Avenue. Named for the shape of the fixtures, the new “double acorn” street lights are part of the $8.5 million downtown streetscape improvement project funded by CARA, the Central Albany […]


 
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