Design Burn Out
Photo By David Brownlee
The Millennium lighting project on the Schuylkill bridges is an example of design burn-out. The floodlights on the Walnut Street Bridge are defunct, half the accent lights on the arches of the Market Street Bridge are extinguished, and most of the lamps on the latter's candelabra-like street lights (here) are broken and/or burnt out. It's too bad that we can't design urban fittings that the city can maintain.