Sunday, October 02, 2005
The trench dug on the park border to hold underground electric lines that will power Morgan Park Place. Rather than putting more unsightly poles up to hold power lines, developers are "hiding" the lines underground. Morgan Park Place residents will still have to look at power lines across Van Buren St. and 3rd and 5th Avenues, but at least no new poles will be put in beyond the new one in the picture that carries the current from the extant lines to the underground ones. That's also a positive for the rest of us: fewer poles and lines to obstruct views. Also, no need for NES to hack stately trees to stubble in order to prevent limbs from knocking down power lines in storms. Now if we could find a way to sink all of the lines on the North End, what a wonderful world it would be.